Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

Infant and Young Child Feeding Counselling

An Integrated Course

World Health Organization; UNICEF


This 5-day course is designed to provide knowledge and skills to lay counsellors, community health workers, primary health care nurses and doctors, clinicians at first referral level and counsellors involved in the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV. It enables them to counsel and support mothers to carry out WHO/UNICEF recommended feeding practices for their infants and young children from birth up to 24 months of age, and to counsel and support HIV-infected mothers to choose and carry out an appropriate feeding method for the first two years of life. The course can be used to complement existing courses such as Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI).