Intimate Partner Violence and Breastfeeding

A Summary of the Evidence Base


This brief summarizes some of the findings of a rapid evidence assessment that examined the linkages between exposure to gender-based violence (GBV) and nutrition outcomes for children in fragile settings. While the full assessment includes a summary of the documented associations between GBV and nutrition outcomes for children more generally, this brief highlights the findings specifically related to maternal exposure to intimate partner violence and breastfeeding practices.

A mother holds her child in her arms on the coverphoto of the title page.

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