Research, Video

Mar 13 2023

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'First do no harm' overlooked: Video summary

New Alive & Thrive research shows that country-level clinical guidance for the care of newborns of mothers with COVID-19 was poorly aligned with WHO's guidance. This short video summarizes key points from the research.

Announcement, Research, Video

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 launced on Feb. 8, 2023. Watch the full launch event.

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.

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

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

Brief

Sep 26 2022

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The new Cost of Not Breastfeeding: Global advocacy brief

This brief by Nutrition International and Alive & Thrive provides key findings from the updated and expanded Cost of Not Breastfeeding tool, including summaries of the costs by region and country case studies for China,

 
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