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Technical paper: Identifying micronutrient gaps in the diets of breastfed 6-11-month-old infants

Technical paper: Identifying micronutrient gaps in the diets of breastfed 6-11-month-old infants

November 7, 2014

Presents the methodology and results of using linear programming to determine whether micronutrient needs could be met using only unfortified local foods in three countries, […]

Technical brief: Insight 8, Implications of cesarean delivery for breastfeeding outcomes and strategies to support breastfeeding (English and Vietnamese)

Technical brief: Insight 8, Implications of cesarean delivery for breastfeeding outcomes and strategies to support breastfeeding (English and Vietnamese)

November 7, 2014

Addresses the breastfeeding support needs of healthy, full-term babies born via cesarean delivery to healthy mothers.

Technical brief: Insight 7, Ensuring adequate nutrient intake during the period of complementary feeding

Technical brief: Insight 7, Ensuring adequate nutrient intake during the period of complementary feeding

November 7, 2014

Examines why infants require a much higher quality diet than other members of the household, identifies nutrient gaps in typical complementary food diets, and describes […]

Technical brief: Insight 6, Novel and underused food sources of key nutrients for complementary feeding

Technical brief: Insight 6, Novel and underused food sources of key nutrients for complementary feeding

November 7, 2014

Explores the potential contribution that underused, micronutrient-rich foods could make in addressing nutrient gaps in complementary foods and suggests ways to promote their access consumption.

Technical brief: Insight 5, Essential fats for mothers and infants

Technical brief: Insight 5, Essential fats for mothers and infants

November 7, 2014

Discusses why intake of essential fats in the last trimester of pregnancy and the first 2 years after birth is critical for development of the […]

Technical brief: Insight 4, Nutrition and brain development in early life (English and Vietnamese)

Technical brief: Insight 4, Nutrition and brain development in early life (English and Vietnamese)

November 7, 2014

Reviews evidence of the effect of undernutrition from conception through the first two years of life on brain development and on the short-term and long-term […]

Technical brief: Insight 3, Interaction of nutrition and infection and the effect on early child growth (English and Vietnamese)

Technical brief: Insight 3, Interaction of nutrition and infection and the effect on early child growth (English and Vietnamese)

November 7, 2014

Reviews available evidence on whether infection diminishes the positive impact of nutrition interventions on child growth and whether improved nutrition limits the negative impact of […]

Technical brief: Insight 2, Why stunting matters (English and Vietnamese)

Technical brief: Insight 2, Why stunting matters (English and Vietnamese)

November 7, 2014

Discusses the negative effects of stunting on survival, childhood and adult health, learning capacity, and productivity; outlines interventions to prevent stunting.

Technical brief: Insight 1, Impact of early initiation of exclusive breastfeeding (English and Vietnamese)

Technical brief: Insight 1, Impact of early initiation of exclusive breastfeeding (English and Vietnamese)

November 7, 2014

Explores the pathways by which early and exclusive breastfeeding reduces newborn deaths and discusses program implications.