Alive & Thrive Technical Briefs
This brief addresses the breastfeeding support needs of healthy, full-term babies born via cesarean delivery to healthy mothers.
Examines why infants require a much higher quality diet than other members of the household, identifies nutrient gaps in typical complementary food diets, and describes strategies for achieving adequate nutrient intake.
Discusses the potential contribution of underused, micronutrient-rich foods to meet nutrient gaps in many complementary foods.
Paper describes the methodology and results of using linear programming to determine whether micronutrient requirements could be met using only unfortified local foods in three countries.
Intake of essential fats in the last trimester of pregnancy and the first 2 years after birth is critical for the development of the brain and nervous system.
This brief reviews evidence of the effect of undernutrition from conception through the first two years of life on brain development and on the short-term and long-term development of cognitive, motor, and socio-emotional skills.
Our third technical brief explores the relationship between nutrition and infection.
Our second technical brief discusses the negative effects of stunting and the steps to prevent them.
Our first technical brief explores the pathways by which early and exclusive breastfeeding reduces newborn deaths and discusses program implications.