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WHO and UNICEF together constructed this worldwide technique to concentration global consciousness at the effect that feeding practices have at the dietary prestige, development and improvement, future health, and therefore the very survival of babies and young ones. the method is the results of a entire two-year participatory approach. it truly is in accordance with the facts of nutrition's value within the early months and years of existence, and of the an important function that acceptable feeding practices play achieve optimum overall healthiness results. the tactic is meant as a consultant for motion; it identifies interventions with a confirmed optimistic influence; it emphasizes delivering moms and households the aid they should perform their an important roles, and it explicitly defines the duties and tasks during this regards of governments, overseas firms, and different involved events.
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48. Specific contributions of international organizations to facilitate the work of governments include the following: Developing norms and standards ● developing evidence-based guidelines to facilitate achievement of the strategy’s operational targets; ● supporting epidemiological and operational research; ● promoting the consistent use of common global indicators for monitoring and evaluating child-feeding trends; ● developing new indicators, for example concerning adequate complementary feeding; ● improving the quality and availability of sex-disaggregated global, regional and national data; Supporting national capacity-building ● sensitizing and training health policy-makers and health service administrators; ● improving health worker skills in support of optimal infant and young child feeding; ● revising related pre-service curricula for doctors, nurses, midwives, nutritionists, dietitians, auxiliary health workers and other groups as necessary; ● planning and monitoring the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative and expanding it beyond the maternity-care setting; ● helping to ensure sufficient resources for this purpose, especially in highly indebted countries; Supporting policy development and promotion ● supporting social-mobilization activities, for example using the mass media to promote appropriate infant feeding practices and educating media representatives; 24 2.
These elements include: ● education authorities, which help to shape the attitudes of children and adolescents about infant and young child feeding – accurate information should be provided through schools and other educational channels to promote greater awareness and positive perceptions; ● mass media, which influence popular attitudes towards parenting, child care and products within the scope of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes – their information on the subject and, just as important, the way they portray parenting, childcare and products should be accurate, up to date, objective, and consistent with the Code’s principles and aim; ● child-care facilities, which permit working mothers to care for their infants and young children, should support and facilitate continued breastfeeding and breast-milk feeding.