Infant and young child feeding

Success Stories

Photo of Priscilla counseling a group of pregnant and lactating mothers

Priscilla received a five-day training on infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices, intended to create a cadre of coaches at the local government area level. The community-based IYCF...

Photo of Fatimah, Baby Aisha, and Nuru

As part of SPRING’s work in Nigeria, the project aims to reduce maternal and child undernutrition and improve HIV-free survival of infants and young children. In particular, SPRING/Nigeria...

Counseling Toward Healthier Communities

Jesmin is a community health care provider at the Krisnakathi Community Clinic in the southern delta region of Bangladesh. Her training did not prepare her to counsel new mothers,...

Videos

Woman and child in clinic

This video is part of SPRING/Uganda's "Great Mothers, Healthy Children" campaign. These videos form the basis of the video campaign and will be used in the communities to facilitate...

woman

This video is part of SPRING/Uganda's "Great Mothers, Healthy Children" campaign. These videos form the basis of the video campaign and will be used in the communities to facilitate...

father

This video is part of SPRING/Uganda's "Great Mothers, Healthy Children" campaign. These videos form the basis of the video campaign and will be used in the communities to facilitate...

nurse

This video is part of SPRING/Uganda's "Great Mothers, Healthy Children" campaign. These videos form the basis of the video campaign and will be used in the communities to facilitate...

grandmother

This video is part of SPRING/Uganda's "Great Mothers, Healthy Children" campaign. These videos form the basis of the video campaign and will be used in the communities to facilitate...

mother

This video is part of SPRING/Uganda's "Great Mothers, Healthy Children" campaign. These videos form the basis of the video campaign and will be used in the communities to facilitate...

mother

This video is part of SPRING/Uganda's "Great Mothers, Healthy Children" campaign. These videos form the basis of the video campaign and will be used in the communities to facilitate...

grandmother

This video is part of SPRING/Uganda's "Great Mothers, Healthy Children" campaign. These videos form the basis of the video campaign and will be used in the communities to facilitate...

women with young children

This video is part of SPRING/Uganda's "Great Mothers, Healthy Children" campaign. These videos form the basis of the video campaign and will be used in the communities to facilitate...

Activities

VHTs from Great Mothers campaign

In May 2013, SPRING/Uganda conducted emotion-based formative research investigating child feeding practices during and after illness and perceptions about malnutrition in the first two...

Screenshot of Counseling Cards

The main purpose of this study is to assess the effectiveness of the C-IYCF Counseling Package in improving IYCF behaviors in an environment supportive of its design, management, technical...

iycf support group member and baby

SPRING and its partners catalyze national-level dialogue around nutrition and advocate for more funding and prioritization of the nutrition agenda.

Galleries

Participants during one-on-one counseling training

In early and late May, 2014, SPRING conducted two five-day IYCF trainings.

Participants carrying out a one-on-one counseling session at Family Health Clinic Area 2, Abuja

In 2013, the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health of Nigeria led a process to produce training materials on community infant and young child feeding. SPRING/Nigeria, which was involved in...

Training Materials

The Nigeria IYCF Package

The Nigeria Community and Facility Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) Package is a necessary tool to ensure uniform training and information sharing throughout Nigeria.

News

Participants of the National Stakeholder Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) Materials Review Workshop

SPRING is building national capacity in Nigeria around infant and young child feeding with the aim of improving key practices that ultimately reduce stunting....

Pages

Resource Review Summaries

How can nutrition education and behavior change influence agricultural interventions? In 2014, process reviews were conducted in Cambodia and Malawi of food security projects that provided...

A working paper in the GAIN Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN) series, entitled "Strengthening the enabling environment for scaling up access to good quality complementary foods,"...

The Realigning Agriculture to Improve Nutrition (RAIN) project aimed to design, implement and evaluate a model of multi-sectoral integration of interventions to reduce the prevalence of...

In 2011, one in every four children under 5 years of age worldwide was stunted. The realization that most stunting cannot be explained by poor diet or by diarrhea, nor completely reversed...

This paper documents the Alive & Thrive project’s efforts to scale-up infant and young child feeding interventions in three countries from 2009 to 2013. Systems strengthening is seen as...

SPRING, UNICEF, and the World Food Program (WFP), in collaboration with the Ugandan Ministry of Health (MOH), launched a home fortification program as a strategy to combat micronutrient...

The final report of the Technical Meeting on “Integrating Agriculture and Nutrition Education for Improved Young Child Feeding” consists of 2 parts. The first covers the proceedings of the...

The FAO has published detailed process reviews of two agriculture-nutrition education projects that aimed to improve infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices using local foods,...

The State of the World's Children in Numbers, is an engaging, interactive, and thoughtfully designed web-based tool highlighting data and stories about the children around the world. PDF...