Improving Infant & Young Child feeding

Improving Infant & Young Child feeding

Malnutrition, poor maternal and adolescent nutrition, gender discrimination are major problems which require immediate attention and addressed to as every fourth infant born in India has Low Birth Weight & every second child is malnourished, reflecting inadequate caring practices related to health, hygiene, infant and young child feeding, care of girls and women.ng inadequate caring practices related to health, hygiene, infant and young child feeding, care of girls and women.According to NFHS-III, in Haryana breastfeeding within one hour was initiated by 22.3% percent of infants and only 17%% infants of 0-3 months are exclusively breastfed. Breastfeeding is a critical entry point for ensuring children’s rights to grow and develop to their full potential.d develop to their full potential.In a study conducted by IBFAN, it has been revealed that universal exclusive breast feeding for the first six months is the single most effective child survival intervention – it reduces under –5 mortality by 13%. Further, complementary feeding alongwith breast feeding upto 2 years prevents deaths by 6%.with breast feeding upto 2 years prevents deaths by 6%.Position of optimal infant and young child feeding practices is crucial for preventing malnutrition, infant mortality and for promoting integrated early child development for which the scheme for Improving Infant and Young Child Feeding has been sanctioned in the year 2005-06 by the State Govt.One Stop Centres(OSCs) are intended to support women affected by violence, in private and public spaces, within the family, community and at the workplace. Women facing physical, sexual, emotional, psychological and economic abuse, irrespective of age, class, caste, education status, marital status, race and culture will be facilitated with support and redressal. Aggrieved women facing any kind of violence due to attempted sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, trafficking, honour related crimes, acid attacks or witch-hunting who have reached out or been referred to the OSC will be provided with specialized services. One Stop Centre is 100% centrally sponsored scheme funded by Government of India under Nirbhaya fund. Aggrieved women facing any kind of violence due to attempted sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, trafficking, honour related crimes, acid attacks or witch-hunting who have reached out or been referred to the One Stop Centre will be provided with specialized services, irrespective of age, class, caste, education status, marital status, race and cultural will be facilitated with support and redressal. The One Stop Centre will be integrated Women Helpline 181 and other existing helpline also

Objectives

  • I. To give training to grass root level ICDS functionaries on Infant and young child feeding practices.
  • II. To generate awareness on Infant Young Child Feeding Practices.

Target Group

CDPOs, Supervisors, AWWs, SMS,SHGs and ASHA.