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Guiding principles for feeding infants and young children during emergencies

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
2004

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The guiding principles presented here are intended to serve as a starting point for organizing sustained pragmatic interventions that will ensure appropriate feeding and care for infants and young children at all stages of an organized emergency response. Responsible national authorities and concerned international and nongovernmental organizations are invited to use these guiding principles as a basis for training personnel responsible for emergency preparedness and response, and for reacting directly on behalf of needy populations during emergencies. Meeting the specific nutritional requirements of infants and young children, including promoting and supporting optimal feeding practices, should be a routine part of any emergency relief response. Indeed, it should be at the centre of efforts to protect the right of affected children to food, life and a productive life

Implementing the Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding : Geneva 3-5 February 2003, meeting report

DEPARTMENT OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT, WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
DEPARTMENT OF NUTRITION FOR HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT, WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
2003

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This is the report of a meeting which aimed to facilitate the implementation of the Global Strategy and to assist governments in translating global recommendations into country-specific actions. The meeting, held in Geneva in February 2003, was attended by more than 45 participants representing governments, nongovernmental organisations, academic institutions and international organisations

Complementary feeding : report of the global consultation, and summary of guiding principles for complementary feeding of the breastfed child

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
2002

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This report is the result of a global consultation on the principles of proper complementary feeding. It recognises that maternal malnutrition, inappropriate breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices represent major risks to the health and development of those children who survive. There has been significant progress in the implementation of interventions to improve breastfeeding practices. However, similar progress has not been made in the area of complementary feeding. The document discusses important issues relating to foods and feeding as well as the intricate links between maternal nutrition and appropriate breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices

Feeding and nutrition of infants and young children : guidelines for the WHO European Region, with emphasis on the former Soviet countries

MICHAELSEN, Kim Fleischer
2000

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This publication contains the scientific rationale for the development of national nutrition and feeding recommendations from birth to the age of three years, and provides information that will help national experts to develop or update their current national feeding recommendations. It will also interest ministries of health, paediatricians, dieticians, nutrition scientists and public health and other health professionals concerned with nutrition and the health of young children

Complementary feeding : family foods for breastfed children

SAADEH, Randa
MARTINES, Jose
SAVAGE KING, Felicity
Department of Nutrition for Health and Development, World Health Organization
2000

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This book is aimed at everyone responsible for the health and nutrition of young children, particularly health and nutrition workers, and their trainers. It is intended to be of practical value for the in-service training of health workers, such as those taking the WHO/UNICEF courses on the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness, and other counselling or training courses on breastfeeding. The book tells you when to start complementary feeding, what to give, how much, and how often. It also explains how to encourage young children to eat enough, how to keep their food clean and safe, and how to feed sick children. The book takes into account the results of studies on young child feeding, growth and childhood illness including diarrhoea

4th report on the world nutrition situation : nutrition throughout the life cycle

UNITED NATIONS ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE ON COORDINATION SUB-COMMITTEE ON NUTRITION (ACC/SCN)
January 2000

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"The Fourth Report on the World Nutrition Situation is part of a series of ACC/SCN reports initiated in the mid-1980s on the nutritional status of populations in developing countries. This report is built around the theme ‘nutrition throughout the life cycle’ This report highlights the size of the malnutrition problem and its consequences for human and economic development. It stresses the need to move ahead in creative partnerships. The Fourth Report provides evidence of contrasts - contrasts in the prevalence and trends of malnutrition, contrasts in actions taken, contrasts in progress made, and contrasts in the availability of data on the extent and causes of malnutrition"

WABA position on HIV and breastfeeding

WORLD ALLIANCE FOR BREASTFEEDING ACTION (WABA)
1998

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This is a position paper on HIV and breastfeeding. It makes broad statements on the situation of breastfeeding mothers in the light of HIV. It states that it is concerned that recent changes in WHO, UNICEF and UNAIDS policy regarding breastfeeding and HIV as these changes appear to put major stress on the use of infant formula and less on alternative feeding methods. Recommendations are then made which indicate what some of these alternatives are

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