Journal article, Research

Jun 17 2022

Complementary feeding social and behavior change communication for fathers and mothers improves children's consumption of fish and eggs and minimum meal frequency in Kaduna State, Nigeria (Flax, V. Current Developments in Nutrition. 2022)

This study measured the effects of a multipronged 12-month intervention in Kaduna State that targeted complementary feeding (CF) social and behavior change communications to both fathers and mothers, showing improvements in parents’ CF practices and knowledge, as well as fathers’ support for CF.&

Journal article, Research

Feb 01 2022

Maternal and paternal involvement in complementary feeding in Kaduna State, Nigeria: The continuum of gender roles in urban and rural settings (Allotey, D., 2022. Maternal & Child Nutrition)

After an A&T program in Nigeria engaged fathers to support complementary feeding practices, this study investigated how household gender roles influenced child feeding in both urban and rural areas.

Journal article

Feb 11 2020

Suboptimal infant and young child feeding practices in rural Boucle du Mouhoun, Burkina Faso: Findings from a cross-sectional population-based survey (Sarrasat S., 2019. PLoS One)

Mothers in the rural Boucle de Mouhoun Region of Burkina Faso had low levels of knowledge of IYCF and practices, according to this study: 60% of children had the minimum meal frequency, while only 18% benefited from the minimum dietary diversity and 13% received minimum acceptable diet.

Brief

Oct 15 2017

Maximizing lives saved & improving growth & development through IYCF in Nigeria

This information card shares a preliminary snapshot of quantitative and qualitative data from a health provider survey (public and private facility-based providers, chemists and community pharmacists, and traditional birth attendants), and focus group discussions with mothers, fathers, and grandm

Graphic/Poster

May 31 2016

Breastfeeding dramatically improves infant health and survival in Burkina Faso - no water needed

Easy-to-use reference tool that highlights optimal breastfeeding practices in Burkina Faso, and is intended for use by decision-makers and stakeholders when advocating for optimal breastfeeding practices.

Brief

May 23 2016

Alive & Thrive: Changing behaviors, improving lives

Describes the Alive & Thrive initiative by outlining how and why we began, what we’ve achieved and how we’ve evolved today. Also illustrates the four component framework that we use to scale up nutrition.

 
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