Title: Community perceptions of early infant feeding recommendations in Windhoek, Namibia: A Social and Behaviour Change perspective
Author: Bastian Schwarz
Institution: Institute of Tropical Medicine and International Health, Berlin
Graduate date: 2012-12-12 (W3C-DTF)
Document: Abstract Bastian Schwarz.pdf
Description: Sub‐optimal feeding practices persist in many developing countries and are an important reason underlying infant morbidity and mortality. Despite substantial efforts to promote improved infant and young child feeding practices, the adoption of recommended behaviours remains low in most countries, including those in sub‐Saharan Africa. Underlying reasons have been documented in a number of settings, but many are sensitive to specific local contexts. This qualitative study conducted focus group discussions and individual interviews with 42 recent mothers and grandmothers in the urban and multi‐cultrual setting of Windhoek, Namibia. It examined perceptions on early infant feeding recommendations among these key audiences through a social and behaviour change lens and with a specific focus on the role of risk perceptions in decision making.
Classification: 2012 (LCSH)
Language: English
Date Of Record Creation: 2013-04-15 05:27:44 (W3C-DTF)
Date Of Record Release: 2013-04-15 05:30:44 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2013-04-17 04:04:39 (W3C-DTF)

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