Can complex programs be sustained? A mixed methods sustainability evaluation of a national infant and young child feeding program in Bangladesh and Vietnam
This study evaluates the sustainability of activities introduced during A&T implementation (2009–2014) in Bangladesh and Vietnam, revealing that multiple activities, such as mass media campaigns, policy and advocacy activities, and social mobilization activities were integral to the program’s
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.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, policy makers and practitioners must learn from mistakes made during the HIV pandemic, when breastfeeding was undermined through isolating infants from their mothers, and formula feeding resulted in more infant deaths than the disease.
Nutrient Adequacy Is Low among Both Self-Declared Lacto-Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian Pregnant Women in Uttar Pradesh
This study demonstrates that adequacy of energy, and micronutrient intakes among self-declared lacto-vegetarian and non-vegetarian pregnant women in Uttar Pradesh are inadequate, and macronutrient intakes are imbalanced regardless of dietary preferences.
Breastfeeding-friendly maternity protection and practices in the workplace must be prioritized to increase breastfeeding rates and improve the health, nutrition, and wellbeing of mothers, children, and society.