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

Guide, Job aid

Jul 19 2021

Code Monitoring Kit

This kit contains a manual and a set of 9 forms for NGOs and government authorities to monitor the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes, relevant WHA resolutions and the Guidance on ending the inappropriate promotion of foods for infants and young children.  The Cod


Jul 15 2021

The First-Food System: The Importance of Breastfeeding in Global Food Systems Discussions

The first UN Food Systems Summit is a great opportunity for stakeholders to include breastfeeding and breastmilk in the conceptualization of food systems, as outlined in a new Alive & Thrive, FHI Solutions, and Save the Children brief.

Journal article

Jun 03 2021

Globalization, first-foods systems transformations and corporate power: a synthesis of literature and data on the market and political practices of the transnational baby food industry

Global milk formula sales grew from ~US$1.5 billion in 1978 to US$55.6 billion in 2019. This remarkable expansion has occurred along two main historical axes.


Jun 01 2021

Special BMS Code resources collection

Alive & Thrive has launched a special collection of resources on the BMS Code, featuring resources from various organizations around the world.