Baby Friendly Community Initiative: A Desk Review Baby Friendly Community Initiative: A Desk Review of Existing Practices

Author: African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC)
Document Type: Reports
Document Abstract:

Breastfeeding is an effective method of ensuring child health and survival and breastfeeding indicators are useful tools for monitoring the success of maternal, infant and young child nutrition projects. Several models have been tested for promoting exclusive breastfeeding in Kenya. This review focuses on the Baby Friendly Community Initiative (BFCI) while also highlighting the counselling of mothers and peer counsellors model and the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) model. The purpose of this review is to draw lessons from successful BFCI projects with a view of informing similar projects and programs in the country. Mention has been made to a few examples of the outcomes of the counselling and the BFHI models while the BFCI has been covered in greater detail. Lessons are drawn from pilot projects in Kenya, Gambia and Cambodia and a summary of lessons on the implementation of BFCI is included.

Focus Country: Kenya
Language: English
Date added: 2015-08-03 09:25:06    Hits: 1700

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