Rukhsana Haider

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BACKGROUND In Bangladesh, many programs and projects have been promoting breastfeeding since the late 1980 s. Breastfeeding practices, however, have not improved accordingly. METHODS For identifying program-relevant issues to improve breastfeeding in infancy, quantitative data were collected through visits to households (n = 356) in rural Chittagong and(More)
BACKGROUND Child undernutrition remains high in South Asian and sub-Saharan African countries. Rapid declines in nutritional status occur before the age of 2 years, particularly during the period of complementary feeding. Improving complementary feeding practices is a neglected area in nutrition programs. OBJECTIVE To understand community perspectives on(More)
1 Emergency Nutrition Network, Oxford, United Kingdom, 2 Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, United States of America, 3 KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kilifi, Kenya, 4 CARE, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America, 5 Nutrition and Child Health Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium, 6 Department for(More)
BACKGROUND Exclusive breastfeeding and growth faltering during infancy remain challenges in Bangladesh. The Training & Assistance for Health & Nutrition Foundation has been working to address this gap through community-based peer counsellors since 2000. In this paper, we assessed the programme's progress, particularly with respect to early initiation of(More)
BACKGROUND Globally, some 4.7 million infants aged under 6 months are moderately wasted and 3.8 million are severely wasted. Traditionally, they have been over-looked by clinicians, nutritionists, and policy makers. OBJECTIVE To present evidence and arguments for why treating acute malnutrition in infants under 6 months of age is important and outline(More)
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