LAMUT, Ifugao – Twenty four community mobilizers and peer counselors (CMPC) here were recently trained on Infant and Young Child Feeding Program (IYCFP) of the government.
The four-day training was conducted to CMPC consisting of barangay officials and health workers, and volunteer mothers by staffs of the provincial and municipal government through the nutrition and health offices.
Topics discussed include the overview of the Philippine IYCF Strategic Plan and its updates, overview of the community support, initiation and proper positions of breastfeeding, mapping/identification of possible partners. conducting community assembly, practices in the community orientation of peer counselors, action planning implementation monitoring, evaluation and documentation and Overview of IYCF Counseling and use of counseling cards.
“As trained community mobilizers, you should continue to educate mothers about the breastfeeding and advocate the learning gained to you clients and family members,” said Rita D. Papey, Regional Director of the National Nutrition Council (NNC) – Cordillera.
The participants are expected to recruit more volunteers to join the CMPC.