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.
Research report: Formative research on infant and young child feeding in Viet Nam, phase 1 and phase 2
Summarizes methods and findings of a qualitative study in 2009 to identify current feeding practices and barriers to and facilitators of optimal practices, as well as summarizes findings from trials of improved practices conducted in 2010 to test the acceptability and feasibility of recommended f
Provides the rationale for support groups, describes their design and implementation in Viet Nam, and summarizes lessons learned.
Presents the methodology and results of using linear programming to determine whether micronutrient needs could be met using only unfortified local foods in three countries, explores options for meeting these needs that includes fortified products, and compares the costs of the various scenarios.
Guidelines for facilitating a community-based support group meeting on infant and young child feeding
Aims to support community-based workers in organizing and facilitating IYCF support group meetings in an efficient, effective manner.