Childhood stunting and wasting in Myanmar: Key drivers and implications for policies and programmes (Blankenship, J., 2020. Maternal & Child Nutrition)
Findings indicate that the key drivers of child undernutrition in Myanmar, where prevalence of child stunting is 28% and wasting is 7%, are multifaceted and start in utero.
Breastfeeding is a powerful weapon in the fight to ensure every child has the best possible start to life, but mothers need access to accurate information and timely support from their family and community; the healthcare system; and their employers.
This overview paper summarizes and builds on papers from the Stop Stunting Conference of 2014, advocating to focus on child feeding, women's nutrition, and household sanitation as investment areas to prevent child stunting in South Asia.
Achieving behaviour change at scale: Alive & Thrive’s infant and young child feeding programme in Bangladesh (Sanghvi, T., 2016. Maternal & Child Nutrition)
This article details Alive & Thrive’s effective strategies, approaches, and intervention design to scale-up of IYCF interventions in Bangladesh from 2010 to 2014. Keys to scale-up included synergistic partnerships with NGOs, like-minded stakeholders, and donors.
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.
Contribution of the Alive & Thrive-UNICEF advocacy efforts to improve infant and young child feeding policies in Southeast Asia (Michaud-Letourneau, I., 2018. Maternal & Child Nutrition)
Advocacy efforts are needed to help countries align with international frameworks when improving infant and young child feeding (IYCF) policies.