Journal article

Oct 06 2022

“Stronger With Breastmilk Only” Initiative: Evaluation in Four Countries in West and Central Africa and at Regional level

The Stronger With Breastmilk Only initiative has successfully set or reset the agenda of governments and partners on the work on breastfeeding - but the process of implementing the initiative and all the strategies su

Announcement

Aug 01 2022

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WEBINAR: Accelerating the 10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding in West and Central Africa. Leveraging Experiences from Southeast Asia

The Stronger with Breastmilk Only regional initiative, a collaboration of UNICEF, WHO and Alive & Thrive, is pleased to invite stakeholders to a 90-minute webinar on August 22 at 12:00 GMT to discuss how to accelera

Journal article, Research

Jun 23 2022

Breastfeeding Interpersonal Communication, Mobile Phone Support, and Mass Media Messaging Increase Exclusive Breastfeeding at 6 and 24 Weeks Among Clients of Private Health Facilities in Lagos, Nigeria (Flax, V. Journal of Nutrition)

A breastfeeding promotion intervention in private facilities in Lagos, which included training for healthcare providers, increased the percentage of exclusively breastfed infants but had no impact on early initiation of breastfeeding.

Guide

May 09 2022

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Strengthening Maternal Nutrition in India: An operational guide to facilitate the integration of maternal nutrition into existing services at the community and facility level

This operational guide assists block, district, and state health and Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) officials in India in planning, managing and implementing maternal nutrition programs.

Journal article, Research

Sep 09 2021

Maternal resources for care are associated with child growth and early childhood development in Bangladesh and Vietnam (Basnet S., Child: Care, Health and Development. 2021)

Resources for care, represented by maternal height, well-nourishment, mental well-being, decision-making, support in chores and perceived social support, were analyzed against Alive & Thrive baseline data from household surveys in Bangladesh and Viet Nam and found to be associated with child

Journal article

Aug 18 2021

Combining intensive counseling by frontline workers with a nationwide mass media campaign has large differential impacts on complementary feeding practices but not on child growth: results of a cluster-randomized evaluation (Menon P., 2016. J of Nutr)

Complementary feeding (CF) contributes to child growth and development, but few CF programs are delivered at scale. Alive & Thrive (A&T) addressed this in Bangladesh through intensified interpersonal counseling (IPC), mass media (MM), and community mobilization (CM).

 
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