Accelerating Progress for Complementary Feeding in Kenya: Key Government Actions and the Way Forward

Publish Date: February 2019
Author: Brenda Ahoya, Justine A. Kavle, Sarah Straubinger, Constance M. Gathi

In Kenya, while impressive gains have been made in exclusive breastfeeding, progress in complementary feeding has been slow, and the country has failed to meet targets. This case study describes key actions for complementary feeding put in place by the Kenya Ministry of Health and approaches for improving and monitoring complementary feeding within existing health platforms, through the development of local complementary feeding recipes rolled out in cooking demonstrations, and the integration of key hygiene actions into complementary feeding messages.


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