Optimal breastfeeding practices reduce neonatal and child morbidity and mortality. Yet, lactating women may experience challenges that can hinder early initiation and exclusive breastfeeding (EBF), which are often unaddressed in nutrition and health programming. An evidence gap exists for the minimum competencies providers need to address breastfeeding challenges, especially for skills related to breastfeeding duration, clinical and practical expertise, and modes of training.
USAID‘s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) carried out an implementation science study to identify challenges with EBF that mothers experience in rural and semi-urban areas and how use of job aids can strengthen providers’ skills in addressing common breastfeeding challenges in Nampula, Mozambique. Please join MCSP on World Breastfeeding Week for a webinar to hear from experts and learn more about study findings and program implications.
A webinar link will be made available to registered participants prior to the start of the webinar.
- Alyssa Leggoe, Deputy Director, Office of Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition, Bureau for Global Health, USAID
- Justine A. Kavle, Nutrition Team Lead, MCSP
- Melanie Picolo, Senior Nutrition Advisor, MCSP Mozambique
- Rafael Perez Escamilla, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Public Health