Announcement

Jan 27 2023

Lancet series launch

Launch of the 2023 Lancet Series on Breastfeeding, including the influence of commercial milk formula marketing

The Lancet 2023 Series on Breastfeeding will launch on Feb. 8, 2023, and on Feb. 9, Alive & Thrive is proud to co-sponsor a dissemination and discussion event on the series in Southeast Asia. Learn more about both events.

Journal article

Jan 17 2023

'First do no harm' overlooked: Analysis of COVID-19 clinical guidance for maternal and newborn care from 101 countries shows breastfeeding widely undermined (Gribble K, Cashin J, et al, 2023)

Despite WHO recommendations, many COVID-19 maternal and newborn care guidelines failed to recommend skin-to-skin contact, rooming-in, and breastfeeding as the standard of care.

Presentation

Jan 12 2023

SBCC Summit posters

Adolescent nutrition, maternal nutrition theory of change and media costs posters presented at the SBCC Summit

Three posters on mass media costing, scaling up maternal nutrition, and school-based nutrition highlight results from some of Alive & Thrive's implementation research in Africa and Asia. They were shared at the 2022 SBCC Summit in Marrakech, Morocco, in December.

Journal article

Jan 10 2023

The Financial Costs of Mass Media Interventions Used for Improving Breastfeeding Practices in Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, and Vietnam (Sanghvi T.G., et al, 2022)

This analysis documents the financial costs and budgetary needs for implementing mass media components of large-scale breastfeeding programs, providing annual costs, cost structures, and coverage achieved through mass media interventions in four low- and middle-income countries.

Journal article

Nov 15 2022

Multiple modifiable maternal, household and health service factors are associated with maternal nutrition and early breastfeeding practices in Burkina Faso (Kim Sunny S, Ouédraogo C, 2022, Mat & Child Nutrition)

This study identified factors that can be modified by interventions at the individual, household and health service levels to improve maternal nutrition and breastfeeding practices in Burkina Faso: High maternal knowledge was an important factor for maternal dietary diversity, breastfeeding and I

Journal article

Oct 28 2022

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

 
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