Journal article

The Association between a Novel Baby-Friendly Hospital Program and Equitable Support for Breastfeeding in Vietnam (Joyce, C., 2021. Int'l Journal of Environmental Rsch and Pub Health)

22 Jun 21
Topic(s): Breastfeeding
Location: Southeast Asia
Language(s): English
Audience: Health and service providers, Program designers and implementers

This study examines the efficacy of Alive & Thrive’s novel Center of Excellence for Breastfeeding approach, and finds that health facilities’ enrollment in the model was associated with increases in levels of both exclusive breastfeeding and early initiation of breastfeeding. These findings suggest the COE model has the potential for scale-up, improving breastfeeding initiation rates and longer-term child health.  

 
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