The Breastfeeding Blogs: Jane

Jane, mom of 8 children, spends her free time teaching women in her community about the benefits of exclusive breastfeeding and proper nutrition, information that she wishes someone had told her when she was starting her family. Jane is a school teacher and a mom of 8 children—four girls and …

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The Breastfeeding Blogs : Mercy

Weaning Stephanie off breast milk hasn’t been easy. Mercy’s baby knows what she likes and will sometimes refuse food. She signals to her mom that she would much rather drink breast milk. 1,000 Day Journey staff facilitate mother support groups for women in the community. The groups give expecting and …

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The Breastfeeding Blogs : Paulina

In developing countries, introducing foods too early has the risk of contaminated water and poor sanitation infecting a newborn baby. Exclusive breastfeeding is the natural antidote. Paulina learned this lesson in a way that no mother should have to. Most women living in the slums of Taveta county are unaware …

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Planting Seeds, Growing Hope

Sirajul Islam is a rice grower who lives with his wife Sokhnia and their son Shohanur in Dharmopur village. Previously, Sirajul struggled to cultivate gainful crops using traditional approaches to farming. In 2016, Sirajul discovered zinc rice. He attended an ENRICH yard meeting on zinc rice where he learned about …

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Motivational Moms: Swesthika

Diarrhea remains a leading cause of death globally among children under age five. A recent study showed that proper hand washing can prevent up to one quarter of diarrhea episodes. In Bangladeshi communities participating in the 1000 Day Journey, the percentage of mothers practicing good hygiene has gone from 51 …

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Motivational Moms: Ajmira Akter

A key part of the 1000 Day Journey is the Community Facilitators who are hired and equipped to share knowledge about nutrition, and about women’s sexual reproductive health and rights. This can be very liberating and life-giving. It can also be a challenge when families are not supportive.   Community …

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Motivational Moms: Sobita Rani

It has long been known that exclusive breast feeding in the first six months of life strengthens a child’s longer-term health and development. But it is not always easy to practice. The 1000 Day Journey supports young mothers who are challenged to exclusively breastfeed by cultural norms, lack of information …

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Motivational Moms: Mousumi Rani

In February, World Vision social marketing coordinator, Katie Chung (KC), visited 1000 Day Journey programs in northern Bangladesh. A highlight of her trip was interviewing the mothers in the program.    The 1000 Day Journey “PD Hearth” program is built on the experience of “positive deviants”—mothers who are raising healthy …

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Breastfeeding can be hard no matter where you live

I wasn’t producing enough breast milk to fill my newborn baby’s tummy. The doctor was reluctant to release us from the hospital, so he called for the big guns. I watched in trepidation as the nurse wheeled it into the room: a state-of the-art, hospital grade, electrically powered, double breast …

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The Countries

The program is operating communities in four countries. Learn more about each country and community:

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