Engaging men to increase support for optimal infant feeding in Western Kenya

MARTIN, Stephanie
MUKARIA, Altrena
MAERO, Peter
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2010
2 p

Engaging male partners in breastfeeding promotion and education, as well as providing fathers with knowledge and skills for optimal breastfeeding practices, has been shown to positively impact exclusive breastfeeding rates. In order to address poor infant feeding practices, the Infant and Young Child Nutrition Project is integrating infant and young child nutrition into current community-level male involvement activities, conducting pilot activities with men’s group leaders in Western Province, Kenya in August 2009, as part of a larger community-based optimal infant feeding intervention

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