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Strength of cultural influences on infant feeding

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 37
Location: Afghanistan
Time: 2003
Source: Concern Afghanistan
Nature: The strength of cultural influences on infant feeding practice

In our programmes in Afghanistan, we asked whether it would be culturally appropriate to breastfeed a child from another mother if the mother has none or not enough milk. The answer was no, even if the child has to die because no alternative milk was available

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