Keyword: Infant and young child feeding (IYCF)

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

Action to improve infant and young child feeding in nutrition and child health programmes

Proceedings of meeting.

Issue 36, July 2009 (page 16)

Adequacy of Replacement Milks for Infants of HIV-Infected Mothers

Summary of published research.

Issue 22, July 2004 (page 5)

Appropriateness of Replacement Milks in South Africa

Summary of published paper.

Issue 23, November 2004 (page 5)

Assessing the intervention on infant feeding in Gaza 2008

The two field articles that follow share different experiences of working in Gaza during the 2008/09 conflict. Both deal with the area of infant and young child feeding especially.

Issue 38, April 2010 (page 24)

Breastfeeding and Mortality in Emergencies

Summary of published paper.

Issue 21, March 2004 (page 5)

cIYCF in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has a high prevalence of stunting (32%) and low prevalence of wasting/acute malnutrition (3%) (DHS 2011).

Issue 43, July 2012 (page 97)

Comment on: Putting IFE guidance into practice: operational challenges in Myanmar

As reflected in the field article by Save the Children, there were many elements to coordinating a response on infant and young child feeding (IFE) during cyclone Nargis.

Issue 36, July 2009 (page 34)

Early Exclusive Breastfeeding Increases HIV Survival

Summary of published paper.

Issue 25, May 2005 (page 9)

Early initiation of breastfeeding reduces neonatal mortality

Summary of published research.

Issue 28, July 2006 (page 6)

Evaluation of regional IFE workshop

Summary of evaluation report.

Issue 36, July 2009 (page 23)

Evaluation of use of IFE training materials

An evaluation was recently conducted of two training modules (Module 1 and 2) on Infant Feeding in Emergencies (IFE) developed by the IFE Core Group (UNICEF, WHO, WFP, UNHCR, IBFAN-GIFA, CARE USA, Fondation Terre des hommes and ENN) and produced by the ENN.

Issue 28, July 2006 (page 21)

Feeding in emergencies for infants under six months: Practical Guidelines

The stated aim of these guidelines is to inform Oxfam health personnel about the problems of feeding infants under six months old in emergencies and to provide some practical guidance on ways of overcoming these problems.

Issue 1, May 1997 (page 5)

From the editor

This issue of Field Exchange comes out in the wake of the Haiti emergency. Although the relief effort is continuing, the acute phase of the emergency is arguably over at the time of writing, with humanitarian efforts now focused on rebuilding infrastructure – especially provision of shelter and homes.

Issue 38, April 2010 (page 2)

Frontline experiences of Community Infant and Young Child Feeding in Zimbabwe

This article shares the perspective of three individuals in Zimbabwe, directly involved in rollout of community based support to infant and young child feeding (cIYCF). The content was captured in an exchange between the authors during training between 10-14th of October, 2011 in Gokwe North, one of the districts in Zimbabwe. A postscript by Fitsum Assefa (UNICEF Zimbabwe) provides some context to the cIYCF approach in Zimbabwe.

Issue 43, July 2012 (page 95)

Guiding Principles for Infant Feeding in Emergencies

This draft document from the World Health is intended to set out principles which can be used to guide programme implementation.

Issue 3, January 1998 (page 17)

How to assess and respond to Iraqi refugee needs in Syria

This article shares the challenges of conducting a survey of the health, nutrition and livelihood conditions of Iraqi Refugees living amongst the local population in the North East of Syria.

Issue 39, September 2010 (page 26)

Infant Feeding in Emergencies - the challenges

To the uninitiated, Infant Feeding in Emergencies (IFE) may seem like a pretty innocuous topic which gets a lot of media coverage when crises occur. .

Issue 1, May 1997 (page 3)

Infant Feeding in Emergencies: Experiences from Indonesia and Lebanon

On the 27th May 2006 a strong earthquake had a devastating impact on two provinces on Java Island in Indonesia killing 5,778 people. Major infrastructural damage left 3.2 million people affected.

Issue 29, December 2006 (page 3)

Infant feeding in the South Asia earthquake aftermath

This article describes the infant feeding situation and the initial interventions to protect, promote and support appropriate infant feeding practices during the relief efforts in Pakistan following the 8 October 2005 earthquake.

Issue 27, March 2006 (page 3)

Infant feeding in tsunami affected villages in India

Summary of published research.

Issue 29, December 2006 (page 10)

Infant Feeding Patterns and Risk of Death

Summary of published paper.

Issue 26, November 2005 (page 7)

Infant Feeding Practices: Observations from Macedonia and Kosovo

As a result of concerns expressed about the usage of infant formula and a need for more information regarding weaning practices during and after the conflict in Kosovo, Action Against Hunger-UK began to examine infant feeding practices in the area and found that some aspects of infant feeding were extremely poor.

Issue 8, November 1999 (page 27)

Infant feeding strategies and PMTCT - Mashi trial from Botswana

Summary of published research.

Issue 29, December 2006 (page 26)

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)

Letter on cup feeding infants, by Mike Golden


Issue 1, May 1997 (page 16)

Minimising the risks of artificial feeding in emergencies


Issue 29, December 2006 (page 10)

National training on IFE in Sri Lanka

This piece summarises an IFE training led by country delegates as an action arising from the regional IFE workshop held in Bali 10-13th March 2008.

Issue 35, March 2009 (page 22)

Planned study on feasibility and efficacy of IYCF in CMAM integration in Ethiopia

The Alive and Thrive Project1 is supporting a two-year, field-based study on the integration of Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) into Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) in Ethiopia.

Issue 41, August 2011 (page 31)

Postscript to 'Fresh food vouchers for refugees in Kenya'

During the period 2006 through the present, CARE, UNHCR, GTZ, IRC, NCCK and other partners have worked in an interagency collaboration (the Dadaab IYCF Team) to provide support for improved infant and young child feeding (IYCF) in the Dadaab Camps.

Issue 36, July 2009 (page 23)

Postscript to 'Infant feeding in the South Asia earthquake aftermath'

Maaike’s observations concur with many of our experiences around infant feeding in emergencies (IFE) in previous humanitarian interventions.

Issue 27, March 2006 (page 5)

Postscript to 'Infant feeding in tsunami affected villages in India'


Issue 29, December 2006 (page 10)

Proceedings of UNICEF/GNC/SC UK workshop on IYCF in development and emergencies

The report is now available of a 5 day workshop on infant and young child feeding (IYCF) in development and in emergencies (IYCF-E) held from 25th-29th June, 2012 in London. The workshop was organised by Save the Children UK, funded and in partnership with UNICEF (IYCF and Emergency Units) and the Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC).

Issue 44, December 2012 (page 43)

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)

SCF Statement to the WHA on Infant Feeding

Commendable progress has been made since 1981 in the implementation of the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes, which aims to protect infant health from the inappropriate promotion of breastmilk substitutes.

Issue 4, June 1998 (page 18)

Social context of child care practices and nutrition in Niger

Summary of published research.

Issue 36, July 2009 (page 9)

The Haiti Earthquake - Country and Global level Cluster Coordination Experiences and Lessons Learnt

This article describes the experiences of the Nutrition Cluster in response to the Haiti earthquake which struck in January 2010. The article aims to capture what the cluster did well and what it did not do so well in the first month of the response and to highlight key lessons for future Nutrition Cluster Coordination and for UNICEF as the cluster lead agency.

Issue 39, September 2010 (page 2)

The MAMI Project – Key findings and recommendations

Summary of report.

Issue 39, September 2010 (page 20)

Using IMRs to inform policy decisions on infant feeding and HIV

Summary of published research.

Issue 27, March 2006 (page 10)

What is complementary feeding?

Summary of discussion paper.

Issue 37, November 2009 (page 22)