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threshold value of IYCF indicators

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Kemgueu Tiemo Willie

Nutritionniste / World Vegetable Center

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10 Mar 2020, 10:07

Hello dear members

I am a Cameroonian nutritionist working in a World Vegetable Center research center as part of a project called improving dietary diversity in children aged between 6 and 23 months. As part of the project activities we are assessing the 8 IYCF indicators. However I would like to know if there are critical thresholds as there are for GAM? I would also like to know how to calculate these indicators -is there any specific software?

Thank you very much in advance.

Alex

Global IYCF-E Adviser

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10 Mar 2020, 12:18

Hello 

thanks a lot for the question. While I am not familiar with any threshold along the lines of GAM and others, I would suggest you look at the breastfeeding score cards for UNICEF and WHO. It does provide thresholds that classify countries...according to breastfeeding rates 

https://www.who.int/nutrition/publications/infantfeeding/global-bf-scorecard-2019/en/

another interesting attempt has been made by IBFAN with the World Breastfeeding Trends Inuitiatives tool (WBTi)

they also use some thresholds for five (5) IYCF indicators

https://www.worldbreastfeedingtrends.org/

lastly, the Global Nutrition Clyster develop a Humanitarian Nuyrition Registry. In the registry there are suggested thresholds for some if not all the IYCF indicators

http://nutritioncluster.net/resources/indicators-registry-nutrition-cluster/

thanks and best regards

alex

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