Human milk banks in the response to COVID-19: a statement of the regional human milk bank network for Southeast Asia and beyond (Olonan-Jusi, E., 2021. International Breastfeeding Journal)
This statement from the Regional Human Milk Bank Network for Southeast Asia and Beyond examines the insufficient guidance on the use of donor human milk and the role of human milk banks in in clinical management guidelines for COVID-19 pandemic response.
Media audit reveals inappropriate promotion of products under the scope of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes in South-East Asia (Vinje, K., 2017. Public Health Nutrition)
A review of editorial content, advertisements, and Facebook posts from 2015-2016 in Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam revealed inappropriate promotion and insufficient national regulation of breastmilk substitutes in the region.
Summarizes Alive & Thrive’s experience in engaging the private sector to increase supply, demand, and use of fortified complementary foods and products.
Provides the rationale for support groups, describes their design and implementation in Viet Nam, and summarizes lessons learned.
Presents the methodology and results of using linear programming to determine whether micronutrient needs could be met using only unfortified local foods in three countries, explores options for meeting these needs that includes fortified products, and compares the costs of the various scenarios.
Every parent wants to secure the healthiest possible future for their newborn child and we all have a role in helping families make the best feeding decisions for their infants and young children.