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1,000 days. Promotes targeted action and investment to improve nutrition for mothers and young children during the critical 1,000 days from pregnancy to age 2, when better nutrition can have a lifelong impact on a child’s future and help break the cycle of poverty.

Bangladesh Civil Society Network for Promoting Nutrition. Growing out of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Initiative, this network aims to move Bangladesh's nutrition agenda forward with the government.

LINKAGES Project. This 10-year global project (1996-2006) to improve infant and young child feeding (IYCF) developed a Facts for Feeding series, Answers to Frequently Asked Questions, training modules, counseling materials, and reports on technical advances, country programs, lessons learned, and research findings.

Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN). ENN is an excellent resource on infant feeding in emergencies including operational guidance, training modules, and an online library.

Institute of Public Health Nutrition Bangladesh (IPHN). IPHN is one of A&T's in-country partners in Bangladesh. This site gives an overview of IYCF issues in Bangladesh.

International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN).  This site provides resources on advocacy, particularly on implementation of the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes.

IYCN Project. This USAID-funded project maintains a collection of key resources on infant feeding within the context of HIV, maternal nutrition, breastfeeding, complementary feeding, and infant feeding during and after illness.

La Leche League International (LLLI). La Leche League is dedicated to helping mothers breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education. One section of the site answers frequently asked questions about breastfeeding.

Mattroibetho.vn. The official website for the Alive & Thrive franchises in Viet Nam.

Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN). The SUN Movement is a country-led, global effort to advance health and development through improved nutrition.

SPRING Project. Learn more about the USAID-funded project that focuses on the prevention of stunting and maternal and child anemia during the first 1,000 days.

World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA). This global advocacy network focuses on enactment of the Innocenti Declarations and the Global Strategy for IYCF and mobilizes action particularly around World Breastfeeding Week and maternity legislation. The website posts resources and news items.

World Health Organization Technical Reference 1 and Technical Reference 2. These two pages on WHO’s website link to key technical references and tools on IYCF developed by WHO for practitioners, policymakers, and researchers.

 

Other Related Sites

A2Z: The USAID Micronutrient and Child Blindness Project. A2Z aims to improve child and maternal health through vitamin A supplementation for children under five and newborns, anemia reduction in pregnant women and children, and food fortification.

Child Survival Collaborations and Resources Group (CORE Group). The CORE Group works with its 50+ member organizations to improve and expand community-focused public health practices.

Countdown to 2015 Initiative. The initiative tracks progress in maternal, newborn, and child health. Country reports include infant and young child feeding indicators.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO): FAO’s website includes information on community-based nutrition education in in combination with home-based dietary counseling to promote healthy diets for infants, young children, and their families.

Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance (FANTA) Project. FANTA III provides resources on IYCF indicators and community-based management of acute malnutrition.

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN). GAIN supports public and private partners to reach infants in low-income families with high-quality and affordable nutritious foods that complement breastmilk beginning at six months of age.

International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA). Resources include clinical guidelines and position papers.

Institute for Reproductive Health. Resources on the lactational amenorrhea method of family planning are available on this site.

Living Proof Project. This website highlights the impact of health programs and includes videos, a fact sheet, and a photo gallery on breastfeeding.

PROFILES. This in-country process for nutrition advocacy quantifies the consequences of malnutrition and demonstrates the huge economic and human benefits of nutrition improvement.

UNICEF. The IYCF section of UNICEF’s website highlights key issues and actions to improve infant and young child feeding.

United Nations Standing Committee on Nutrition. SCN publications provide information on what is happening in food and nutrition policy and programming. The website includes a resource portal.