Infant and Young Child Feeding(IYCF)


Introduction

Is a set of well-known and recommended for appropriate feeding practices for new born and young children. It's a continued activity , IYCF is given to ANM’s, staff workers, nurse and lhv’s to provide IYCF practices to promote the brest feeding practices at the earliest to enhance the knowledge and skills among the expected mothers and to reduce imr and under five years mortality it is very essential to train all the service providers in IYCF practices.

The Key elements of adequate IYCF practices are: -

1.Timely initiation of breast feeding

2.Exclusive Breast feeding for 6 months

3.Continued Breast feeding to 24 months and beyond

4. Introduction to safe adequate and appropriate, complementary foods at 6 months.