Brief

Mar 22 2022

Breastmilk for Small and Sick Babies: A Human Milk Bank Launched at Viet Nam National Children's Hospital

Human Milk Bank (HMB) services are an essential component of a breastfeeding-friendly health system, ensuring pre-term, low-birth-weight, and other vulnerable infants have the protections of breastmilk when they need it most.

Brief

Mar 04 2022

Nigeria Country Brief

This brief describes A&T’s new and ongoing efforts to scale up MIYCN interventions in Nigeria.

Brief

Sep 09 2021

Minimum Standards for the Establishment and Operation of Human Milk Banks in Southeast Asia

Human milk bank services are an essential component of a breastfeeding-friendly health system. Such services give small and sick babies access to the multiple benefits of breastmilk by providing safe donor human milk.

Journal article

Sep 07 2021

Implementation of the Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes in Vietnam: Marketing Practices by the Industry and Perceptions of Caregivers and Health Workers (Nguyen, T.T., 2021. Nutrients)

This study examined implementation of the Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes (the Code) in Vietnam with a focus on marketing practices by the baby food industry and perceptions of caregivers, health workers, and policy makers.

Brief

Aug 04 2021

Nutrition and Food Insecurity during the COVID-19 Pandemic: The impact of the pandemic on MIYCN services in India and Bangladesh

This brief summarizes findings of two separate studies in India and Bangladesh, led by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Alive & Thrive (A&T).

Journal article

Jun 22 2021

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)

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.

 
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