Exposure to mass media and interpersonal counseling has additive effects on exclusive breastfeeding and its psychosocial determinants among Vietnamese mothers
Combining different behavior change interventions in Vietnam, such as exposure to mass media and interpersonal counseling, change psychosocial factors, including knowledge, intentions, beliefs, and social norms, this study suggests.
Supply-and demand-side factors influencing utilization of infant and young child feeding counselling services in Viet Nam
Paired with improved counseling skills, demand-generation strategies could increase the population accessing the minimum number of visits to counseling services by 49%, according to this paper that investigated demand-generation strategies and supply-side factors influencing the utilization of fa
An investigation into the differences in feeding practices between Vietnamese mothers revealed that all ethnicities had suboptimal practices, necessitating broad intervention.
Achieving behaviour change at scale: Alive & Thrive’s infant and young child feeding programme in Bangladesh
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.
Changes in the policy environment for infant and young child feeding in Vietnam, Bangladesh, and Ethiopia, and the role of targeted advocacy
To fill a knowledge gap of how potential contribution of targeted advocacy can improve policy environments in low and middle-income countries, this study tracked changes in the policy environment over a four-year period in three countries and examined the role of targeted nutrition and IYCF advoc
Predictors of exclusive breastfeeding and consumption of soft, semi-solid or solid food among infants in Boucle du Mouhoun, Burkina Faso: A cross-sectional survey
Many mothers have low levels of knowledge regarding breastfeeding and demonstrate poor practices, according to this cross-sectional survey (n = 2288) of a representative sample of women aged 15–49 years with at least one live birth in the past year conducted during June and July 2015 in the Boucl