Topic(s): Breastfeeding, Complementary feeding
Location: Southeast Asia
Audience: Employers, Health and service providers, Policy makers and legislators, Program designers and implementers
Programs: Policy advocacy
Breastfeeding is a powerful weapon in the fight to ensure every child has the best possible start to life, but mothers need access to accurate information and timely support from their family and community; the healthcare system; and their employers. Breastfeeding-friendly maternity protection and practices in the workplace must be prioritized to increase breastfeeding rates and improve the health, nutrition, and wellbeing of mothers, children, and society. UNICEF and Alive & Thrive worked with partners in the Government of Myanmar to develop this brief, toolkit and training manual for policy makers.