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.

Guide, Mass communication

Jun 01 2021

Stronger With Breastmilk Only Resources Catalog

This collection of resources and tools, developed by Alive & Thrive, UNICEF and WHO, supports national governments and their partners in adapting the "Stronger With Breastmilk Only" initiative to their national contexts.


May 17 2021

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BMS Advocacy Briefs for stakeholders in Nigeria

These briefs provide guidance to various stakeholders - legislators and policymakers, mothers and families, health workers, community leaders and members of the media - on the enforcement of the Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes in Nigeria.


May 16 2021

Inappropriate promotion of Japanese formula products in Southeast Asia countries

This slidedeck highlights the findings of a survey of violations of the BMS Code by Japanese companies across Southeast Asia. The survey was conducted by the Southeast Asia office of Alive & Thrive in 2018.


May 06 2021

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Review of Status of BMS Code Implementation in Vietnam

Adopted in 2006, Decree 21 on the Trade and Use of Nutrition Products for Young Children aims to promote optimal breastfeeding practices by limiting how and where breastmilk substitutes and other nutrition products for young children can be promoted.