This manual can be used as part of an in-service orientation/training for newly employed or deployed health professionals working in MIYCN. It can also be used to train existing primary healthcare (PHC) workers on essential MIYCN services that can be integrated into PHC services.
This guide provides talking points for community mobilization volunteers in Nigeria to utilize when advising mothers and their family members on best practices in maternal nutrition, breastfeeding, and complementary feeding for young children.
Not breastfeeding has significant health and economic impacts. The Cost of Not Breastfeeding Tool is an evidence-based modeling tool that uses open-access data to estimate the health and economic costs of not protecting, promoting, and supporting breastfeeding.
Intensified Nutrition Interventions in Antenatal Care Services Increased Consumption of Iron and Folic Acid Supplements and Early Breastfeeding Practices in Burkina Faso (Kim SS, Zagré RR, et al. The Journal of Nutrition. 2023)
Adequate maternal nutrition is essential for maternal and infant health, particularly as a major determinant of pregnancy outcomes.