Community mobilization, Mass communication

Jul 30 2021

#WhatWillYouDo? World Breastfeeding Week 2021

Breastfeeding is a shared responsibility.

Announcement

Jun 01 2021

Special BMS Code resources collection

Alive & Thrive has launched a special collection of resources on the BMS Code, featuring resources from various organizations around the world.

Announcement, Handout, Mass communication

May 28 2021

#BMSCodeAt40 Social Media Toolkit

On the Code’s 40th anniversary, we have much to celebrate, but much remains to be done. Join A&T in spreading the word that The Code protects all mothers and babies, and that we must commit to putting #BabiesBeforeProfits and  #ProtectBreastfeeding! 

Journal article

Dec 08 2020

Mistakes from the HIV pandemic should inform the COVID-19 response for maternal and newborn care (Gribble, K., 2020. International Breastfeeding Journal)

During the COVID-19 pandemic, policy makers and practitioners must learn from mistakes made during the HIV pandemic, when breastfeeding was undermined through isolating infants from their mothers, and formula feeding resulted in more infant deaths than the disease.

Journal article

Jul 16 2020

The challenge of meeting nutrient needs of infants and young children during the period of complementary feeding: an evolutionary perspective (Dewey, K., 2013. The Journal of Nutrition)

This paper provides an evolutionary perspective on why modern complementary food diets are often inadequate, asserting that inadequate diets and nutritional deficiencies have likely been a part of the human condition since the agricultural revolution.

Journal article

Feb 25 2020

The cost of not breastfeeding: global results from a new tool (Walters, D., 2019. Health Policy and Planning)

A billion dollars and two thousand lives, every day. This impactful study, which is the foundation for Alive and Thrive’s online tool, examines the human and economic costs of not breastfeeding.

 
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