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Indicators: Infant and Child Feeding Indicators Measurement Guide (old)

Author: FANTA, Lung'aho
Resource type: Field tool

IMPORTANT NOTE: The IYCF indicators are in the process of being updated - see: Indicators for Assessing IYCF Practices. Conclusions of a Concensus meeting 6-8 November, 2007, Washington, DC. (Available in this resource library under Assessments, Surveys and Indicators section)

Available on www.pronutrition.org/files/Infant%20and%20Child%20Feeding%20Indicators.pdf

Content: This guide is designed to help project staff gather, analyze, and present infant and child feeding data accurately and effectively using 5 impact indicators on infant and child feeding (ICF1. Percentage infants less than 24 months breastfed within 1 hour of birth; ICF2. Percentage infants less than 6 months breastfed only; ICF3. Percentage infants 6-10 months fed complementary foods; ICF4. Percentage infants less than 24 months offered continued feeding during diarrhea; ICF5. Percentage infants less than 24 months offered additional food for 2 weeks after diarrhea these indicators accurately and effectively.) The purpose is to provide useful information on program progress to policy makers, funding organizations, program managers, and the community as well as to develop an overall picture of the patterns of feeding practices for children in the first two years of life in the program area.

It was adapted from an earlier version produced at Wellstart International's Expanded Promotion of Breastfeeding (EPB) - Tool Kit for Monitoring and Evaluating Breastfeeding Practices and Programmes, 1996 (available in this resource library under Assessment, Surveys and Indicators section) that people may prefer as it is a more extensive document but contains the same information as this one.

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FANTA, Lung'aho (1999). Indicators: Infant and Child Feeding Indicators Measurement Guide (old). www.ennonline.net/iycfindicatorsguide