Infant and young child feeding practices differ by ethnicity of Vietnamese mothers
This is one of the few studies worldwide that investigates ethnic variation in feeding practices in mothers with children 0–23 months old. Findings indicate that breastfeeding practices in Vietnam are suboptimal and differ by ethnicity, which suggests a need for tailored interventions at multiple levels to address ethnic-specific challenges and norms. In addition, complementary feeding practices are less optimal among ethnic minorities compared with Kinh, the ethnic majority. This suggests a need for broad intervention, including improved food availability, accessibility and security.