The Ife South Breastfeeding Project: training community health extension workers to promote and manage breastfeeding in rural communities.

@article{DaviesAdetugbo1997TheIS,
  title={The Ife South Breastfeeding Project: training community health extension workers to promote and manage breastfeeding in rural communities.},
  author={Anita Davies-Adetugbo and H A Adebawa},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={1997},
  volume={75 4},
  pages={323-32}
}
Reported are the results of a project to promote exclusive breastfeeding in rural communities through the training of community health extension workers in rural Nigeria. A workshop for the trainers was organized for health workers in the study area; subsequently, these trainers ran district-level training workshops. In the study area perinatal facilities, early initiation of breastfeeding has increased compared with those in the control area (P < 0.001). Also, the trained health workers had… CONTINUE READING

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