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Adaptation of IMCI Food Box and Feeding Recommendations for Kosovo

Author: WHO
Year: 1999
Resource type: Report

December 5-19, 1999. By: Dr. O. Biloukha and Dr. Z. Brazdova  (WHO Consultants)
www.euro.who.int/Document/Nut/imcikosovo.pdf

Relevant existing information on child nutrition and health, and local feeding practices was reviewed. Household trial at three sites (Urban Albanians, Pristina; Rural Albanians, Lukare village; and Rural Serbs, Dolna Gusterica village) was carried out. Overall, thirty-two children aged 2 –23 months were surveyed at the three sites. Visit to Roma refugee camp in Obilic was also carried out, and the main feeding problems in Roma children were assessed. The major identified feeding problems in Kosovo were as follows:

  1. Early introduction of water and other fluids (non-exclusive breastfeeding in the first 6 months of life).
  2. Use of feeding bottles.
  3. Inadequate amount and nutritional quality of complementary foods.
  4. Use of cows milk (often undiluted) in infants younger than 6 months.

The local Food Box for Kosovo was adapted (in both Albanian and Serbian versions), and the List of Feeding Problems and Recommendations for Kosovo was created. The appropriate changes were made to Mother’s Card and to ‘Counsel the Mother’ Module. The Leaflet on Healthy Eating for children in Kosovo aged 3 – 12 years was created.

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