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Scaling Up Breastfeeding Programmes in a Complex Adaptive World

In this editorial, the authors make the case for using complex analysis systems longitudinal research to understand how best to empower decision makers for scaling up effective breastfeeding programs. They note the availability of well-validated participatory decision-making tools for assessing baseline needs, including costs, as well as progress with their scaling-up efforts.  They argue that sound systems thinking frameworks and scaling-up models are now available to guide and research prospectively future scaling-up efforts that can be replicated, with proper adaptations, across countries.

Pérez-Escamilla, Rafael and Victoria Hall Moran. Maternal and Child Nutrition (July 2016). Vol. 12, Issue 3: 375–380.