Africa Forum 2009: Sharing Integrated Solutions for HIV/AIDS & Food Insecurity

Mangochi, Malawi, June 21-26, 2009

Helping HIV-Positive Mothers Make Good Infant Feeding Choices

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Dr. Hortense Angoran-Bénié, IYCN Country Coordinator, Cộte d’Ivoire, facilitated this skills building workshop on the risks and benefits of breastfeeding versus formula feeding for HIV-positive mothers and their infants. Group activities helped participants understand AFASS criteria (acceptable, feasible, affordable, sustainable and safe) used to determine whether or not replacement feeding is a good option. Participants discussed infant feeding decision-making and role plays will be used to practice counseling skills.

Back to Basics: Optimizing Infant and Young Child Feeding in the Context of HIV/AIDS

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Makatleho Masoabi, IYCN Country Coordinator, Lesotho, participated in this panel discussion on challenges and opportunities for strengthening basic infant and young child feeding practices. Ms. Masoabi presented her experience developing a multi-sectoral approach to improve infant feeding in Lesotho.

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