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Infant and young child feeding in emergencies : making it happen, proceedings of a regional strategy workshop

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Young child feeding in emergencies is often poorly managed and supported, yet is a crucial component of an adequate emergency response and an important intervention to save lives and prevent malnutrition. This four day workshop aimed to reach consensus on how to protect and support Infant and young child Feeding in Emergencies (IFE) in the region. The particular focus was on emergency preparedness and the early humanitarian response on IFE

Global strategy for infant and young child feeding

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

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This document draws attention to the impact that feeding practices have on the nutrition and survival of infants and young children. It emphasizes the crucial role that appropriate feeding practices (such as breastfeeding) play in achieving optimal health outcomes. The strategy paper is a guide for action. It identifies interventions with a proven positive impact, emphasizing the importance of providing mothers and families the support they need to carry out their crucial roles, and it explicitly defines the obligations and responsibilities in this regard of governments, international organisations and other concerned parties

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


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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

Complementary feeding : family foods for breastfed children

Department of Nutrition for Health and Development, World Health Organization

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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

Breastfeeding : the best investment

PIERCY, Alisha
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This report was published following breastfeeding week 1998. It highlights the importance of breastfeeding for families, communities and economies in different countries worldwide and aims to raise the awareness about breastfeeding

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

MICHAELSEN, Kim Fleischer

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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 of young children in developing countries : a review of current scientific knowledge

BROWN, Kenneth
DEWEY, Kathryn
ALLEN, Lindsay

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This review is intended primarily for health professionals and others concerned with the nutrition, health and well-being of children. The objective is to provide the background information that is necessary for the development of scientifically sound feeding recommendations and appropriate intervention programmes to enhance children's dietary intake and nutritional status. The document discusses the intricate links between maternal nutrition and appropriate breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices



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