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Use of commercial complementary foods: Case Study of the IYCF ENN/ GIFA Project

Author: GIFA / ENN report (ACF)
Year: 2003
Resource type: Case study

Case study from: INFANT AND YOUNG CHILD FEEDING IN EMERGENCIES GIFA/ENN PROJECT (2003)

Researchers: Mary Corbett (Evaluation of Module 1) and Marie McGrath (Collation of case studies)

Case 3
Location: Ingushetia
Source: Caroline Wilkinson, ACF HQ
Time: 2002/ 2003
Issue: Use of commercial complementary foods

Commerical complementary foods are not routinely used by ACF. Instead, local-based recipes are advocated. However there have been instances where commerical products have been used, such as in the Chechen camps of Ingushetia. In response to requests from mothers, a commercial baby rice (required mixing with water) was purchased locally. The distribution was targeted, well controlled, only given to mothers with eligible infants and with supporting nutrition advice.

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