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- Documentid21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2004A third of all deaths happen in children younger than five years, mostly in the neonatal period. Low birthweight causes many of these deaths. Twenty-five million low birthweight infants are born every year. Antenatal multivitamin and mineral supplements could increase infant birthweight and prevent some of these deaths.DocumentLINKAGES Project, 2004This series from the Linkages Project provides programmatic guidance on breastfeeding and maternal and infant nutrition, focusing on developing countries. The first three documents respectively cover transmission of HIV via breastfeeding; breastfeeding and maternal nutrition; and breastfeeding as a source of water for young infants.DocumentPan American Health Organization, 2002This document, published by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), provides guidelines for complementary feeding of breastfed children from 6 to 24 months of age.DocumentUnited Nations University, 2004Published by the United Nations University, this special issue of the Food and Nutrition Bulletin reports on a study of successful micronutrient programmes in eleven countries across South and South-East Asia, with additional participation from South Africa. Findings reveal a dramatic decrease in iodine deficiency, largely due to iodising of the world’s salt supply.DocumentCentre for Health and Population Research, Bangladesh, 2004Published by ICDDR,B: Centre for Health and Population Research, this research article assesses the influence of exposure to behaviour change communication (BCC) messages via the mass media on exclusive breastfeeding in Uganda.Document
Community Therapeutic Care (CTC): a new approach to managing acute malnutrition in emergencies and beyondFood and Nutrition Technical Assistance Project, 2004This technical note from the Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance Project answers key questions on Community Therapeutic Care (CTC). CTC is a new approach to managing acute malnutrition in emergencies and beyond. It aims to provide rapid, effective and low cost assistance that is least disruptive to affected communities.Document
Breastfeeding patterns and exposure to suboptimal breastfeeding among children in developing countries: review and analysis of nationally representative surveysBMC Medicine, 2004This article, published in BMC Medicine, contains what are believed to be the first global estimates of breastfeeding rates for infants aged up to six months, drawn from the analysis of survey data from 94 developing countries. Breastfeeding indicators were calculated for 135 countries by UN region.DocumentPopulation Services International, 2003This document reviews the impact of the social marketing of micronutrient supplements in developing countries.Document
HIV, breastfeeding, and infant mortality: weighing the impact of the non-evidenced-based WHO/UNAIDS recommendations in the low-income, low-resource countries of Sub-Saharan AfricaAfrican Networks for Health Research and Development, 2001This paper challenges the WHO/UNAIDS recommendations regarding breastfeeding and HIV positive mothers in low-income, low-resource countries.The paper shows that although almost all paediatric HIV is due to maternal to child transmission (MTCT), in 1992, WHO/UNAIDS recommended that breastfeeding should be advised for pregnant women, including those who are HIV+, in countries with high infant morDocumentid21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2002HIV can be transmitted from mother to child through breastmilk. However, breastfeeding protects babies against infectious diseases, which cause more than two thirds of deaths among children under five in less developed countries. Should breastfeeding be promoted or discouraged in areas where HIV is prevalent?