Maternal & Child Nutrition is a maternal and child health journal addressing fundamental aspects of nutrition and its outcomes in women and their children globally, covering pediatric nutrition and obstetrics. We publish articles on new initiatives, the latest research findings and innovative ways of responding to changes in public attitudes and policy for health professionals, academics and service users with interests in maternal and child nutrition.

 

MCN is now Open Access

Maternal & Child Nutrition is now Open Access!

We are pleased to announce that Maternal & Child Nutrition has now joined Wiley’s Open Access portfolio. As a result, all new submissions will be subject to an Article Processing Charge if accepted and published in the journal. For more information on the fees, please visit the Article Publication Charges page.


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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
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National survey of infant feeding bottles in Germany: Their characteristics and marketing claims

  •  22 February 2024

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There are limited studies of infant feeding bottles available in Germany or their marketing claims. We report the first comprehensive survey on marketing claims which hold the potential to undermine public health recommendations on infant and young child feeding.

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Associations between breastfeeding duration and adherence to complementary feeding recommendations in Scotland

  •  20 February 2024

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Breastfeeding for more than 6 months is related to healthier complementary feeding practices. Compared to formula-fed babies, babies fed any breast milk for longer are more likely to start complementary feeding at 6 months, eat less treats and commercial baby foods, drink less sugar-sweetened beverages and feed themselves finger foods. Maternal age or socioeconomic status did not explain these relationships.

REVIEW ARTICLE
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Household‐level water, sanitation and hygiene factors and interventions and the prevention of relapse after severe acute malnutrition recovery: A systematic review

  •  19 February 2024

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This systematic review highlights a paucity of evidence on the role of household water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) for the prevention of relapse to severe acute malnutrition (SAM). Nonetheless, hypothesised causal pathways remain plausible. Further research is needed to identify effective WASH interventions for an integrated postdischarge approach to prevent relapse.

SUPPLEMENT ARTICLE
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Impact of Suaahara, an integrated nutrition programme, on maternal and child nutrition at scale in Nepal

  •  11 February 2024

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Suaahara, relative to comparison areas, reduced maternal underweight and improved complementary feeding practices with children 6–23.9 months of age, increasing the percentages of children having minimum dietary diversity, minimum meal frequency and minimum acceptable diet; feeding sick child more and administering oral rehydration solution and zinc for diarrhoea.

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Behaviour change communication to improve complementary feeding practices in Ethiopia: Couples' beliefs concerning paternal involvement in childcare

  •  9 February 2024

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BCC programmes foster gender-equal beliefs among mothers, promoting shared household labour and decision making. Fathers show resistance to altering traditional gender roles, yet acknowledge that decision making should be based on expertise, indicating potential for gradual change towards equality in domestic responsibilities.

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