Global Strategy for Infant and Young Children Feeding
Nonserial Publication
World Health Organization
ISBN-13    9789241562218 ISBN-10    9241562218
Order Number    11500510 Format    Package
Price    CHF    5.00 / US$    6.00 Developing countries:    CHF    3.50
English     2003        36   pages
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WHO and UNICEF jointly developed this global strategy to focus world attention on the impact that feeding practices have on the nutritional status, growth and development, health, and thus the very survival of infants and young children.
The strategy is the result of a comprehensive two-year participatory process. It is based on the evidence of nutrition's significance in the early months and years of life, and of the crucial role that appropriate feeding practices play in achieving optimal health outcomes. The strategy is intended as a guide for action; it identifies interventions with a proven positive impact, it emphasizes providing mothers and families the support they need to carry out their crucial roles, and it explicitly defines the obligations and responsibilities in this regards of governments, international organizations and other concerned parties.