Menu ENN Search

Assessment of Breastfeeding and Infant Feeding Practices Guidelines and Recommendations

Author: ACF
Year: 2006
Resource type: Field tool

A guide and examples of how to do an infant and young child feeding assessment.

Includes examples of materials used after the Tsunami (2004) and Indonesia earthquake (2006).

Example 7 is an IFE assessment from the Indonesia earthquake (2006).

Note Annex 3 on Indicators is becoming outdated - indicators are currently being updated see: Indicators for assessing infant and young child feeding practices. Conclusions of a concensus meeting held 6-8 November 2007 in Washington DC (available in the Resource library under Assessment, Surveys and Indicators tag.


acf-bf-assessment-methodology.pdf (PDF, 154kb)

acf-assessment-mother-baby(1).pdf (PDF, 41kb)

acf-group-discussion(1).pdf (PDF, 41kb)

acf-example-1-hh-bf-questionnaire(1).pdf (PDF, 20kb)

example-2-hh-bf-questionnaire-acf-used-indonesia-2006-(a)(1).xls (Excel, 31kb)

acf-annex-1-interview-guidelines(1).pdf (PDF, 82kb)

copy-of-annex-2-calender-of-events-(a)(1).xls (Excel, 20kb)

annex-3-indicators-measurement(1).pdf (PDF, 123kb)

annex-4-kpc-survey-field-guide-(care)(1).pdf (PDF, 1.2mb)

annex-5-sampling(1).pdf (PDF, 451kb)

acf-example-6-village-file(1).pdf (PDF, 82kb)

acf-example-7-java-bf-assess-june-06-finalv(1).pdf (PDF, 778kb)

copy-of-example-5-spotcheck-observation-list-acf-(a)(1).xls (Excel, 20kb)

More like this

Resource: Health and nutrition survey for children, Indonesia

Questionnaire used by UNICEF and other actors to assess health and nutrition of children < 2 years post-earthquake. The data from this survey doesn't appear to have...

Resource: Using CREATE! to promote post-earthquake breastfeeding in Yogyakarta: Presentation to Bali IYCF-E workshop (2008)

Presentation from the 4 day strategy workshop 'Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies: Regional Experiences and Challenges in Achieving Optimal Early Response',...

FEX: Increased diarrhoea following infant formula distribution in 2006 earthquake response in Indonesia: evidence and actions

By Fitsum Assefa, Sri Sukotjo (Ninik), Anna Winoto and David Hipgrave Fitsum Assefa is a nutritionist with over 15 years experience working on public nutrition in various...

FEX: Infant Feeding in Emergencies: Experiences from Indonesia and Lebanon

By Ali Maclaine and Mary Corbett Ali Maclaine has a MSc in Human Nutrition from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She has been involved in infant feeding and...

FEX: Strategy Meeting on Infant Feeding in Emergencies

Summary of international meeting Media/communication Working Group in the foreground and Implementation/Capacity building Working Group in the background On 1st and 2nd...

Resource: Nutrition technical support intervention targeting children under 2 years - Concept note

Concept Note: Nutrition technical support intervention targeting children under 2 -years by Mary Corbett. Consultant for Save the Children Alliance Save the Children Alliance...

Resource: Breastfeeding Assessment Report: Java, Indonesia

A report of the infant feeding situation in Java, Indonesia, in June 2006, by ACF.

FEX: Regional workshop on IFE in Bali 2008

A three day strategy workshop/one day training on Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies (IFE) is scheduled to be held in Bali, Indonesia on 10-13th March, 2008. This...

FEX: Regional IFE workshop in Bali

Summary of meeting1 One hundred and twelve participants from 16 countries and special territories, together with regional and international representatives of United Nations...

FEX: UNICEF/WHO Invited Commentary on ‘Infant and young child feeding assessment with small sample surveys: a proposal for a simplified and structured approach’

Contact persons at UNICEF New York Headquarters: Diane Holland, Nutrition Section, Programme Division and Julia Krasevec, Data and Analytics Section, Division of Policy and...

Resource: SC Alliance Assessment of IYCF Practices Post-Earthquake

Note the questionnaire in the annex of this report does not contain all the questions on health and nutrition that were asked by UNICEF. The full UNICEF questionnaire can be...

FEX: Infant feeding in the South Asia earthquake aftermath

By Maaike Arts Maaike Arts was seconded to UNICEF Pakistan in November 2005, until January 2006. Formerly she was Project Officer in Nutrition/Early Childhood Care with UNICEF...

FEX: Orientation workshop on IFE

The IFE Core Group1 is planning an orientation workshop on infant and young childfeeding in emergencies (IFE) scheduled for 1- 2 November 2006 in Oxford. Organised by the ENN...

Resource: The Weaning Project: Improving Young Child Feeding Practices

Marcia Griffiths, Project Director, The Manoff Group 1992 The final report of The Weaning Project 1984 - 1989 that tried to improve weaning in a number of countries worldwide,...

Resource: Infant Feeding in Emergencies (IFE) Making it Matter: Report of an international strategy meeting (2006)

Report of an international strategy meeting on infant and young child feeding in emergencies, held by the IFE Core Group in Oxford, 1-2 November, 2006.

Resource: Formula milk 'dangerous' as humanitarian aid, Indonesia, news article Formula milk 'dangerous' as humanitarian aid *Prodita Sabarini*, The Jakarta...

FEX: The Haiti Earthquake - Country and Global level Cluster Coordination Experiences and Lessons Learnt

By Carmel Dolan and Mija Ververs Carmel Dolan was Global Nutrition Cluster Coordinator-Consultant at the time of the earthquake and located from the UK to UNICEF Headquarters...

FEX: Guidelines for estimating age in young children

The FAO have recently produced guidelines for estimating the month and year of birth of young children. Several core food security and nutrition indicators require child age...

en-net: IYCF training guide for community workers or any volunteers

Currently there are lots of documents regarding IYCF published by UN (WHO/UNICEF/UNHCR), NGO, and national governement level. These documents are mainly focused on strategy how...

Resource: Complementary Indicators: Report of an informal meeting to review and develop indicators for complementary feeding

NOTE: Indicators have subsequently been updated see: INDICATORS: Indicators for assessing IYCF practices. Conclusions of a concensus meeting held 6-8 Nov 2007, Washington. This...


Reference this page

ACF (2006). Assessment of Breastfeeding and Infant Feeding Practices Guidelines and Recommendations.