Opportunities and challenges in delivering maternal and child nutrition services through public primary health care facilities in urban Bangladesh: a qualitative inquiry (Hasan AMR, Selim MA, et al. BMC Health Services Research. 2023)
The study examines the challenges and facilitators of delivering maternal and child nutrition services through the public sector in urban areas of Bangladesh from the perspectives of the users and service providers.
Law matters – assessment of country-level code implementation and sales of breastmilk substitutes in South Asia (Ching C, Sethi V, et al. Frontiers in Public Health. 2023)
This study examines the status of implementation of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes of eight countries in the South Asia region (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka), and describes the sales value and volume of commercial
Marketing of commercial milk formula: a system to capture parents, communities, science, and policy (Rollins N, Piwoz E, Zambrano P, et al, The Lancet. 2023)
Despite proven benefits, less than half of infants and young children globally are breastfed in accordance with the recommendations of WHO.
Breastfeeding: crucially important, but increasingly challenged in a market-driven world (Pérez-Escamilla R, Tomori C, et al, The Lancet. 2023)
This Series paper examines how mother and baby attributes at the individual level interact with breastfeeding determinants at other levels, how these interactions drive breastfeeding outcomes, and what policies and interventions are necessary to achieve optimal breastfeeding.
The political economy of infant and young child feeding: confronting corporate power, overcoming structural barriers, and accelerating progress (Baker P, Smith JP, et al, The Lancet. 2023)
Despite increasing evidence about the value and importance of breastfeeding, less than half of the world's infants and young children (aged 0–36 months) are breastfed as recommended. This Series paper examines the social, political, and economic reasons for this problem.
Babies before business: protecting the integrity of health professionals from institutional conflict of interest (Becker GE, Ching C, Nguyen TT, 2022)
In this commentary published in BMJ Global Health, the authors cite a broad scoping review in asserting that despite being aware of their Code violations and how these create problems for countries, associations and individuals, the commercial milk formula industry continues to use health systems