Project Information

PI nameDr. Elizabeth Kamau
Project titleEffectiveness of a Baby Friendly Based Mothers Support Group And A Cell Phone Based Peer Support Programme in Supporting Exclusive Breast Feeding in an Urban Based Community( Kenya (UCD -UOT)
PartnersGlobal alliance On Infant Feeding GAIN-(UoT) Governing Council of The Universityof Toronto (UofT
  • Mr. Samuel
  • Univ. of To
  • Emory Unive
Grant amountxxx
Project StatusEnded
Project LocationKenya
Project descriptionxxx
Project Start01/05/2010
Project End30/04/2012
Expected outputs•General Objective •The general objective of this project is to assess whether participation from mid-pregnancy through to 3 months post partum in monthly peer-led support groups(PSG) or bi-weekly cell-phone based peer support(CPS) increases adoption and duration of EBF amongst low income women in Kenya served by a nationalized BFHI certified hospital •Specific Objectives • Objectives related to message delivery on EBF •Assess the feasibility of two innovative approaches (PSG and CPS) to deliver extended postnatal peer support for EBF by healthy women in a low-resource, urban, developing country setting • Measure the effectiveness of these two innovative approaches and •Compare the relative effectiveness of each type