Borno NiEWG: IMC KAP Survey Preliminary Results: Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of Maisandari and Mairi populations for recommended Nutrition and WASH practices/ Jere and MMC LGA’s/

from International Medical Corps
Published on 07 Mar 2017 View Original

Background on IYCF /CG project

  • IMC preventive nutrition project/IYCF with CG model started on November 2016

  • IMC uses the care group model, mass education, individual counseling, and community dialog for IYCF services

  • Key IYCF intervention areas:

    Importance of early initiation of breastfeeding

    Exclusive breastfeeding up to six months age

    Complementary feeding for children 6-23 months old

    Timely introduction of complementary feeding for children 6-23 months old with continued breastfeeding up to two years and beyond,

    Feeding of the sick child

    Good nutrition during pregnancy and lactation and improved hygiene practices

    Balanced diet, hygiene and sanitation, maternal and child health (MCH)

    Cooking demonstration using local available food commodities