Alive & Thrive (A&T) researchers conducted an extensive desk review on maternal, infant, and young child nutrition (MIYCN) and nutrition-sensitive practices in Indonesia.
Grandmothers play an important role as caregivers and as advisers to young mothers on infant feeding. Some have called them “guardians of tradition.” This tradition can at times conflict with new ideas, but need not be a barrier.
Provides the rationale for support groups, describes their design and implementation in Viet Nam, and summarizes lessons learned.
The goal of this project was to examine the effect on breastfeeding (BF) rates of providing mothers with cell phone-based breastfeeding (BF) counseling in addition to maternity hospital retraining in the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI).
The goal of the Alive & Thrive (A&T) Grants Program (2009 to 2014) was to identify new solutions for scaling up effective and sustainable interventions to improve infant and young child feeding by linking research to program delivery.