Journal article, Policy advocacy

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

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)

Although Vietnam has a strong regulatory environment for the protection, promotion, and support of breastfeeding, there are implementation, monitoring, and enforcement gaps.

Journal article

Aug 26 2021

Infant formula feeding at birth is common and inversely associated with subsequent breastfeeding behavior in Viet Nam (Nguyen TT., 2016. Journal of Nutrition)

Alive & Thrive (A&T) examined the association of infant formula feeding during the first 3 days after birth with subsequent infant formula feeding and early breastfeeding cessation in Viet Nam to better understand how this impacts breastfeeding outcomes.

Journal article

Aug 26 2021

Infant formula feeding at birth is common and inversely associated with subsequent breastfeeding behavior in Viet Nam (Nguyen TT., 2016. Journal of Nutrition)

Alive & Thrive (A&T) examined the association of infant formula feeding during the first 3 days after birth with subsequent infant formula feeding and early breastfeeding cessation in Viet Nam to better understand how this impacts breastfeeding outcomes.

Journal article

Aug 24 2021

Assessing the Effectiveness of Policies Relating to Breastfeeding Promotion, Protection, and Support in Southeast Asia: Protocol for a Mixed Methods Study (Nguyen, T.T., 2020. JMIR Research Protocols)

This study reviews the content, implementation, and impacts of policies relating to maternity protection and the Code in Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam and analyzes the effects of potential new or amended policies.

 
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