May 02 2012

FAQ on the social franchise model for infant and young child feeding counseling in Viet Nam

This 4-page document answers frequently asked questions about the social franchises for IYCF counseling.

Brief, Policy advocacy

Apr 01 2012

Expanding Viet Nam’s Maternity Leave Policy to Six Months

Every parent wants to secure the healthiest possible future for their newborn child and we all have a role in helping families make the best feeding decisions for their infants and young children.


Mar 06 2012

Research to Action: Designing communication on child feeding in Bangladesh

This series of videos shows the process for developing a national communications strategy in Bangladesh.


Journal article

Sep 01 2011

Why does nutrition deteriorate rapidly among children under 2 years of age? Using qualitative methods to understand community perspectives on complementary feeding practices in Bangladesh (Rasheed S., 2011. Food and Nutrition Bulletin)

Rapid declines in nutritional status occur before the age of two years, particularly during the period of complementary feeding. Improving complementary feeding practices is a neglected area in nutrition programs.

Journal article

Sep 01 2011

A situational review of infant and young child feeding practices and interventions in Viet Nam (Nguyen, P.H., 2011. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition)

Sub-optimal infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices are likely a significant contributor to high undernutrition rates in Viet Nam. To date, however, there has been no comprehensive review of IYCF practices in Viet Nam.


Jul 01 2011

Trainer manual and trainee handbook 3: Behavior change communication in the community on infant and young child feeding (franchise model)

Trainer Manual 3 is designed for use by trainers to enhance the capacity of community-based workers (CBWs) in IYCF.