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Open Access Scaling up protection, promotion, and support of breastfeeding at the community level

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Abstract:

A World Health Organization (WHO)/UNICEF consultation held in 2008 focused on actions needed to promote infant and young child feeding, including integrating breastfeeding in community and health sector interventions; accelerating progress in breastfeeding protection, promotion, and support among working women; integrating breastfeeding into community development programs; advocacy and communication; situation analysis, monitoring, and evaluation; and planning and capacity building. Recommendations were given on how these could be accelerated based on reviews of country programs.

Keywords: BREASTFEEDING; COMMUNITY OUTREACH; GLOBAL STRATEGY FOR INFANT AND YOUNG CHILD FEEDING; INFANT AND YOUNG CHILD FEEDING

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 2009

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  • Established in 1978, the Food and Nutrition Bulletin (FNB) is a peer-reviewed journal published quarterly by the Nevin Scrimshaw International Nutrition Foundation.

    The focus of the journal is to highlight original scientific articles on nutrition research, policy analyses, and state-of-the-art summaries relating to multidisciplinary efforts to alleviate the problems of hunger and malnutrition in the developing world.

    Food and Nutrition Bulletin's 2012 Impact Factor: 2.106

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