Misalignment of global COVID-19 breastfeeding and newborn care guidelines with World Health Organization recommendations
Guidance documents from 33 countries on newborn care for infants whose mothers are diagnosed with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 were assessed for alignment with WHO recommendations, revealing considerable inconsistencies.
Old Tricks, New Opportunities: How Companies Violate the International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes and Undermine Maternal and Child Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic
An analysis reveals that breastmilk substitutes companies are using health claims, misinformation about breastfeeding, digital marketing, and promotional tactics such as donations and services to capitalize on families’ COVID-19 fears to undermine breastfeeding and sell products.
In Viet Nam, Alive & Thrive has worked with a variety of stakeholders to develop “Centers of Excellence for Breastfeeding” — a designation conferred upon hospitals to signify that they are breastfeeding-friendly.
Study results reveal that yearly financing needs to provide maternity cash transfers (MCT) for women of reproductive age (WRA) in the informal sector would not exceed .5% of Indonesian GDP and could provide significant public health savings and partially alleviate the economic cost of not breastf
Nutrition Interventions in Antenatal Care and Immediate Postnatal Care: Findings from a baseline survey in Ethiopia
This brief presents findings from a baseline survey on maternal nutrition in Ethiopia.
How India's medical colleges are catalysing change for maternal, infant, and young child nutrition: Case studies
In India, medical colleges are strategically placed in the health care delivery system, making them an excellent platform to apply the latest scientific evidence to improve the quality of care.
Nutrition Interventions in Antenatal Care and Immediate Postnatal Care in Burkina Faso / Interventions Nutritionnelles dans le cadre des soins prénatals et postnatals immédiats
This brief presents baseline study findings on maternal nutrition in Burkina Faso.
Cette note présente les résultats d'une enquête de base sur la nutrition maternelle au Burkina Faso.
Advice to use infant formula and free samples are common in both urban and rural areas in China: A cross-sectional survey
Breastmilk substitute (BMS) companies are targeting mothers using aggressive and unethical marketing strategies that violate the WHO Code in both urban and rural areas in China, this study reveals.