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Counselling Cards to Improve Infant and Young Child Feeding in the Kyrgyz Republic


These cards are used by trained health providers when counseling mothers and caregivers on optimal IYCF practices. Positive counseling skills are important for health providers to engage mothers and caregivers to carry out the improved nutrition practices benefitting infants and young children at the household level. SPRING provided printed sets of the 21 counseling cards to all health providers in the project areas. 

  • Counselling Card 1. Nutrition for pregnant and breastfeeding women
  • Counselling Card 2. Pregnant woman/delivery in a facility
  • Counselling Card 3. During the first 6 months, your baby needs ONLY breast milk
  • Counselling Card 4. Importance of exclusive breastfeeding during the first 6 months
  • Counselling Card 5. Breastfeed on demand, both day and night (8 to 12 times) to build up your breast milk supply
  • Counselling Card 6. Breastfeeding Positions
  • Counselling Card 7. Good attachment
  • Counselling Card 8. Feeding a low birth weight baby
  • Counselling Card 9. How to hand express breast milk and cup feed
  • Counselling Card 10. When you are separated from your baby
  • Counselling Card 11. Good hygiene (cleanliness) practices prevent disease
  • Counselling Card 12. Start complementary feeding when the baby reaches 6 months
  • Counselling Card 13. Complementary feeding from 6 up to 9 months
  • Counselling Card 14. Complementary feeding from 9 up to 12 months
  • Counselling Card 15. Complementary feeding from 12 up to 24 months
  • Counselling Card 16. Food variety
  • Counselling Card 17. Feeding a sick baby under 6 months of age
  • Counselling Card 18. Feeding a sick child older than 6 months of age
  • Counselling Card 19. Regular growth monitoring and promotion
  • Counselling Card 20. Optimal family planning promotes improved health and survival for both mother and child
  • Counselling Card 21 How to feed children under artificial nutrition (nutrition when breastmilk is not available)

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