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.
A&T published in The Lancet
In Burkina Faso, the A&T initiative combined interpersonal communication and community mobilization activities with the aim of improving knowledge, beliefs, skills, and, ultimately, breastfeeding outcomes. The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine published the results of an impact evaluation on the A&T intervention in The Lancet Global Health.Read the article