Journal article, Research

Dec 07 2021

Beliefs and norms associated with the use of ultra-processed commercial milk formulas for pregnant women in Vietnam (Nguyen TT., 2021. Nutrients)

This analysis reveals the associations between the use of commercial milk formula for pregnant women (CMF-PW) and the belief that CMF-PW will make children smarter and healthier as well as  the perceived social norm that CMF-PW use is common among pregnant women.

Journal article, Policy advocacy, Research

Oct 28 2021

Breastfeeding, first-food systems and corporate power: a case study on the market and political practices of the transnational baby food industry and public health resistance in the Philippines (Baker P., 2021. Globalization and Health)

This case study uses the Philippines' history and advocacy environment around breastfeeding and commercial milk formula marketing to understand the worldwide battle for code implementation.


Oct 26 2021

Country Brief: Alive & Thrive in Cambodia

In Cambodia, A&T works to accelerate progress toward the Ministry of Health’s maternal, infant and young child nutrition (MIYCN) goals through strategic partnerships and the provision of evidence-based guidance and technical assistance.

Journal article, Policy advocacy, Research

Sep 13 2021

Implementation of two policies to extend maternity leave and further restrict marketing of breast milk substitutes in Vietnam: a qualitative study (Payan D., 2021. Health Policy and Planning)

This study demonstrates that implementing two breastfeeding promotion policies in Viet Nam – an extended maternity leave policy and further restrictions on marketing of breastmilk substitutes – resulted in positive outcomes, facilitated by several factors.

Journal article, Research

Sep 09 2021

Evidence of Violations of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes since the Adoption by the World Health Assembly in 1981: A Systematic Scoping Review Protocol (Becker G., 2021. IJERPH)

This is a protocol for a scoping review that will explore the published evidence on the geographic spread and nature of violations of the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes (T

Journal article

Sep 07 2021

Implementation of the Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes in Vietnam: Marketing Practices by the Industry and Perceptions of Caregivers and Health Workers (Nguyen, T.T., 2021. Nutrients)

This study examined implementation of the Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes (the Code) in Vietnam with a focus on marketing practices by the baby food industry and perceptions of caregivers, health workers, and policy makers.