Kenyan strategy on infant and young child feeding

The strategy calls for action in the following areas: Requests for permission to reproduce or translate WHO publications — whether for sale or for noncommercial distribution — should be addressed to WHO Press, at the above address fax: In no event shall the World Health Organization be liable for damages arising from its use.

All governments should develop and implement a comprehensive policy on infant and young child feeding, in the context of national policies for nutrition, child and reproductive health, and poverty reduction.

All reasonable precautions have been taken by the World Health Organization to verify the information contained in this publication. It builds upon past initiatives, in particular the Innocenti Declaration and the Baby-friendly Hospital initiative and addresses the needs of all children including those living in difficult circumstances, such as infants of mothers living with HIV, low-birth-weight infants and infants in emergency situations.

The strategy specifies not only responsibilities of governments, but also of international organisations, non-governmental organisations and other concerned parties.

It engages all relevant stakeholders and provides a framework for accelerated action, linking relevant intervention areas and using resources available in a variety of sectors.

Errors and omissions excepted, the names of proprietary products are distinguished by initial capital letters. Moreover, much has been learned about interventions that are effective in promoting improved feeding. Even in resource poor settings, improved feeding practices can lead to improved intakes of energy and nutrients, leading to better nutritional status.

Governments should review progress in national implementation of the International Code of Marketing of Breast milk Substitutes, and consider new legislation or additional measures as needed to protect families from adverse commercial influences.

Over the past decades, the evidence of biological requirements for appropriate nutrition, recommended feeding practices and factors impeding appropriate feeding has grown steadily.

Global strategy for infant and young child feeding

About us Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding Infant and young child feeding are a cornerstone of care for childhood development. However, the published material is being distributed without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied.

The Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding aims to revitalize efforts to promote, protect and support appropriate infant and young child feeding.

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For example, recent studies in Bangladesh, Brazil and Mexico have demonstrated the impact of counselling, in communities and health services, to improve feeding practices, food intake and growth. All mothers should have access to skilled support to initiate and sustain exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months and ensure the timely introduction of adequate and safe complementary foods with continued breastfeeding up to two years or beyond.

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Health workers should be empowered to provide effective feeding counselling, and their services be extended in the community by trained lay or peer counsellors. Governments should enact imaginative legislation protecting the breastfeeding rights of working women and establishing means for its enforcement in accordance with international labour standards.for Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) which was held in Harare, Zimbabwe, (1) Ethiopia, Ghana, Zimbabwe, and Botswana outlined a list of policies, strategies, conventions and national plans of action in health and related issues to be prepared.

Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding

The Infant and Young Child Feeding Policy and Guidelines have been developed as an integral part of Essential Health Care Package (EHP), Safety Development Strategy and the Millennium Development Goals. MINISTRY OF HEALTH.

Positive Counselling Skills are important for all health workers. To address the problem of child malnutrition, the Kenyan Government the global strategy for infant and young child appropriate infant and young child feeding. for Infant and Young Child Feeding World Breastfeeding Week 1st - 7th August, Understanding the Past, Planning for the Future Celebrating 10 years of WHO/UNICEF's Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding World Breastfeeding Week 1st - 7th August, to the screening of Kenyan citizens and foreigners leaving or entering.

Infant and Young Child Feeding to revitalize world attention to the impact that feeding practices have on the nutritional status, growth and development, health, and thus the very survival of infants and young. Summary: Included in the collection of Kenyan national guidelines are guidelines on the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, nutrition and HIV/AIDS, and HIV testing and counseling.

Also included is the national strategy for infant and young child nutrition.

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