Recognizing the potential of sharing experiences and stories to promote change in the nutrition field, the case studies are:
• A rich and versatile component of the Becoming Breastfeeding Friendly (BBF) toolbox.
• Real-world examples of what other countries have done to enable their breastfeeding environments.
• Information for policymakers, stakeholders, and breastfeeding advocates on the what, how, and why others have successfully translated knowledge into policies and programs.
• Intended to be an informative and practical tool for evidence-based breastfeeding scaling up efforts.
Three categories of case study:
- Examples: small illustrations to help with understanding and score the benchmarks. They are a resource for the BBF director and committees and are in the operational manual and website - See Gears and Benchmarks
- Evidence-based briefs (EBBs): narrative pieces of a larger case study, typically related to an individual gear and provide options of how BBF recommendation(s) could be implemented. EBBs are targeted to country committee members and policy makers and are housed in searchable format on this page.
- Full Case studies (under development): target policy makers because they are a complex collection of EBBs that focus on how countries implemented legislation, policies, programs, and trainings using data to drive decision making. They will be also found on the BBF website.
Using EBBs to explore breastfeeding interventions: linking research to policy:
- Understanding key policy issues and potential solutions
- Monitoring process and evaluating impact (to ultimately influence policy-making processes);
- Identifying areas for improvement and refining solutions; and
- Supporting a selected plan of action using evidence.