Manuals, Toolkits and Guidance

Community Based Infant and Young Child Feeding

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UNICEF, United Nations Children's Fund

United Nations Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF) generic tools for programming and capacity development on community based Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) counselling with high quality graphic illustrations for low-literacy contexts. Aimed for use in diverse country contexts, the package of tools guides local adaptation, design, planning and implementation of community based IYCF counselling and support services at scale. It also contains training tools to equip community workers (CWs), using an interactive and experiential adult learning approach, with relevant knowledge and skills on the recommended breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices for children from 0 up to 24 months, enhance their counselling, problem solving, negotiation and communication skills, and prepare them to effectively use the related counselling tools and job aids. The package contains ‘live’ documents and has been updated based on lessons learned from training sessions across Africa and Asia.

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