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Allotey, Diana, Valerie L. Flax, Abiodun Ipadeola, et al. Maternal and Child Nutrition, January 2022

Household gender roles influence infant and young child feeding behaviors and may contribute to suboptimal complementary feeding practices through inequitable household decision making, intra-household food allocation, and limited paternal support for resources and caregiving, especially in rural areas. Findings point to the need for more context-specific approaches that address gender normative roles.