Keyword: Breastfeeding interventions

For more related articles, please see the category Infant and young child feeding in emergencies (IFE).

Breastfeeding Support Groups in Tajikistan

This field article describes Action Against Hunger’s experiences with Breastfeeding Support Groups in Tajikistan.

Issue 30, April 2007 (page 11)

Breastfeeding support in the refugee camps of North Western Tanzania

This article describes UNHCR’s experiences of supporting breastfeeding in a refugee camp setting, and how the ‘breastfeeding corners’ initially established evolved into community based support approach.

Issue 31, September 2007 (page 32)

Exclusive breastfeeding promotion by peer counsellors in sub-Saharan Africa

Summary of published research.

Issue 42, January 2012 (page 16)

Increased diarrhoea following infant formula distribution in 2006 earthquake response in Indonesia: evidence and actions

Natural disasters are common in Indonesia. While still recovering from a series of such events, a severe earthquake struck Yogyakarta and Central Java provinces during the morning hours of May 27, 2006.

Issue 34, October 2008 (page 30)

Integrating Infant and Young Child Feeding and the Productive Safety Net Programme in Ethiopia

Concern Worldwide has worked in Ethiopia since 1973, primarily in the areas of health and nutrition, livelihoods, and HIV and AIDS. Two years ago, Concern documented the poor nutritional situation in Dessie Zuria Woreda and the multiple obstacles hampering previous efforts to improve the Situation.

Issue 44, December 2012 (page 61)

Putting IFE guidance into practice: operational challenges in Myanmar

This article outlines the challenges in implementing a response on infant and young child feeding at scale in Myanmar in 2008. It draws upon a review by Save the Children UK on the Save the Children Alliance ‘IFE response’ to cyclone Nargis.

Issue 36, July 2009 (page 31)

Qualitative study of supplementary suckling as a treatment for SAM in Infants

The focus of most acute malnutrition research and programming to date has been on the management of children aged 6 to 59 months; this is slowly changing. A recent study estimated that of 20 million children under 5 years with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) worldwide, 3.8 million are infants under 6 months (infants <6m)2, dispelling a common misconception that malnutrition in this age group is Rare.

Issue 44, December 2012 (page 22)

Save the Children’s IYCF programme and linkages to Protection, Food Security and Livelihoods in Haiti

The Haiti earthquake of January 12th 2010 made headline news worldwide given the extent of damage and of loss of life, as well as the profound impact on already vulnerable children and families. While the exact number of deaths and injuries caused by the earthquake may never be known, the Government estimates that 222,750 people (2% of the population) were killed and 300,572 were injured.

Issue 41, August 2011 (page 65)