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Tamsin Walters

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5 May 2009, 20:06

We are on process to conduct baseline nutrition survey (two stage cluster sampling, 30 by 30). Within this survey, we want to include assessment of IYCF for children 0 to 23 months. However, we are not sure how many infants under six month to be included in the survey, on top of the 900 children 6 to 59 months. The other question is, are the number children 6 to 23 months screened from the nutrition survey enough to assess the prevalence of other IYCF indicators (2007 new modified indicators) such as Timely initiation of BF 0-23 months, Timely complementary feeding 6 to 9.9 months, Introduction of solid/semi-solid or soft foods 6-8.9 months, Continued breastfeeding 12-15.9 months, and dietary diversity 6-23 months?

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