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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You are not alone if you struggle to breastfeed

My daughter recently weaned off breastfeeding at 18 months old. It’s an accomplishment that I’m very proud of because there was a time that I didn’t think I would make it 18 days breastfeeding, let alone 18 months. Breastfeeding began with many struggles and for the first three months after …

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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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