May 13 2023
The volume and monetary value of human milk produced by the world's breastfeeding mothers: Results from a new tool (Smith J, Iellamo A, Mathisen R, Ngyuen T, 2023)
The Mothers' Milk Tool was developed to make more visible the economic value contributed to society by women's unpaid care work through breastfeeding infants and young children.
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.
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.
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
Oct 28 2022
Expanding Integrated Competency-Focused Health Worker Curricula for Maternal Infant and Young Child Nutrition (Becker GE, Cashin J, Nguyen TT, Zambrano P, 2022)
This paper discusses a multistage process to map an existing curriculum, analyse expected competencies, and recognize broader factors when developing a competency-focused curriculum in pre-service education that includes maternal, infant, and young child nutrition.
Oct 28 2022
A review of front-of-pack nutrition labelling in Southeast Asia: Industry interference, lessons learned, and future directions (Pettigrew S, Coyle D, 2022)
This paper outlines the current state of food labelling policy in the Southeast Asia region, describes observed industry interference tactics, and provides recommendations for how governments in Southeast Asia can address this interference to deliver best-practice nutrition labelling to improve d