Responsive feeding involves reciprocal positive interactions between the caregiver and the child that encourage the child to eat, develop preferences for healthy foods and beverages, and progressively eat independently. Responsive feeding both relies on and supports the integration of all five components of nurturing care into the feeding process.
This brief, developed by Nurturing Care for Early Childhood Development, explains what is responsive feeding and how to create enabling environments for caregivers to responsively feed their young children. It includes a practical example from the West Bank where World Vision implements its early Childhood Development Project model Go Baby Go to improve the nutrition of children during the first 1000 days of their lives.
The brief also includes practical examples from Bangladesh, Ghana, Mexico and Timor-Leste.