Human milk bank (HMB) services are an essential component of a breastfeeding-friendly health system. HMB services give at-risk infants, such as those born pre-term or low birthweight, access to the multiple benefits of breastmilk when they need it most.
Advocacy for infant and young child feeding: Strategy updates in selected countries in the ASEAN region and beyond
Strategic and well-coordinated advocacy is essential to improve nutrition at scale. Recent efforts in countries throughout Southeast Asia have generated regional momentum and resulted in stronger nutrition policies and programs.
Engaging the private sector to improve access to fortified complementary foods: Moving from the “if” to the “how”
Examines private sector engagement in improving access to fortified complementary foods for children 6‒24 months of age.
Summarizes Alive & Thrive’s experience in engaging the private sector to increase supply, demand, and use of fortified complementary foods and products.
Research report: Formative research on infant and young child feeding in Viet Nam, phase 1 and phase 2
Summarizes methods and findings of a qualitative study in 2009 to identify current feeding practices and barriers to and facilitators of optimal practices, as well as summarizes findings from trials of improved practices conducted in 2010 to test the acceptability and feasibility of recommended f