The effect of the Alive & Thrive initiative on exclusive breastfeeding in rural Burkina Faso: a repeated cross-sectional cluster randomised controlled trial
The benefits of exclusive breastfeeding on mortality, health, and development of children have been well documented. In Burkina Faso, the Alive & Thrive initiative combined interpersonal communication and community mobilization activities with the aim of improving knowledge, beliefs, skills, and, ultimately, breastfeeding outcomes. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of the Alive & Thrive initiative on exclusive breastfeeding in Boucle du Mouhoun, Burkina Faso.
- Authors(s): Jenny A Cresswell, PhD, Rasmané Ganaba, PhD, Sophie Sarrassat, PhD, Henri Somé, BSc, Abdoulaye Hama Diallo, PhD, Prof Simon Cousens, MA, Prof Veronique Filippi, PhD
- Audience(s): Policy makers and legislators Program designers and implementers
- Where: Burkina Faso
- Language(s): English
- Resource Type: Journal article
- Topic(s): Breastfeeding