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Guidelines for Conducting IYCF Counseling Sessions in Health Facilities

Alive & Thrive is an initiative in Vietnam aimed at improving infant and young child feeding by increasing rates of exclusive breastfeeding and improving complementary feeding practices. The guidelines in this document were developed to help counselors conduct individual counseling sessions, facilitate group discussions, and provide mothers instructions on infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices easily and effectively. The guidelines give specific instructions on what to do, how to do it, and which tools to use so that counselors can facilitate a counseling session in a spontaneous and easy manner. Included are: 8 topics for IYCF group sessions 1 guideline for individual IYCF counseling 1 guideline for supporting a new mother to breastfeed during the first days after giving birth at health facilities with delivery services

Source: Alive & Thrive

Date of Publication: March 25, 2019