A&T emphasizes optimal breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices for infants and children from birth to two years of age, and adequate nourishment and care for pregnant women. New efforts on early newborn care and adolescent nutrition support existing MIYCN programming, while heightened emphasis on nutrition-sensitive practices further enrich existing A&T multisectoral strategies to reach women, children, and their communities.
A&T continually creates knowledge products on MIYCN. Examples include:
- an in-depth maternal nutrition implementation manual for practitioners;
- a series of cross-cutting briefs on the cost of not breastfeeding for advocacy champions; and
- compelling multimedia on the benefits of optimum nutrition practices for parents and caregivers of infants.
New research published in Journal of Nutrition
A&T tested the feasibility of integrating maternal nutrition interventions into the maternal, newborn, and child health programs of BRAC, a Bangladesh-based NGO partnering with A&T since 2009.Learn about the results of our study