The changing face of breastfeeding in Myanmar: A photo essay

14 Sep 18
Topic(s): Breastfeeding
Location: East Asia Pacific
Language(s): English
Audience: Employers, Mothers and caregivers, Policy makers and legislators
Programs: Policy advocacy

The Changing Face of Breastfeeding in Myanmar


Breastfeeding is nearly universal in Myanmar, but only about 50% of children under six months are exclusively breastfed. While there is still much work to be done, the exclusive breastfeeding rate has more than doubled in the past 5 years.

This improvement is the result of tireless efforts and collaborations between the Myanmar Government and its partners, as well as changing attitudes and behaviors of mothers, families, and communities.

Alive & Thrive (A&T) recently met eight women who represent the new faces of breastfeeding in Myanmar.