Report

Feb 18 2022

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Factors influencing the practice of exclusive breastfeeding and other infant feeding practices in the first six months of life in West and Central Africa

This comprehensive review of the literature written by Alive & Thrive and UNICEF provides nutrition stakeholders findings from research on the social and behavioral determinants of exclusive breastfeeding and other infant feeding practices during the first six months of life in West and Centr

Journal article

Apr 26 2021

Misalignment of global COVID-19 breastfeeding and newborn care guidelines with World Health Organization recommendations (Hoang, D.V., 2020. BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health)

Guidance documents from 33 countries on newborn care for infants whose mothers are diagnosed with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 were assessed for alignment with WHO recommendations, revealing considerable inconsistencies.

Journal article

Apr 22 2021

Old Tricks, New Opportunities: How Companies Violate the International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes and Undermine Maternal and Child Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic (Ching, C., 2021. Int'l Journal of Environmental Research and Pub Hth)

An analysis reveals that breastmilk substitutes companies are using health claims, misinformation about breastfeeding, digital marketing, and promotional tactics such as donations and services to capitalize on families’ COVID-19 fears to undermine breastfeeding and sell products.

Journal article

Dec 08 2020

Mistakes from the HIV pandemic should inform the COVID-19 response for maternal and newborn care (Gribble, K., 2020. International Breastfeeding Journal)

During the COVID-19 pandemic, policy makers and practitioners must learn from mistakes made during the HIV pandemic, when breastfeeding was undermined through isolating infants from their mothers, and formula feeding resulted in more infant deaths than the disease.

Journal article

Jul 16 2020

Associations of maternal resources with care behaviours differ by resource and behaviour (Basnet, S., 2020. Maternal & Child Nutrition)

This study examines how maternal resources for care, including maternal education, knowledge, height, nourishment, mental well-being, decision-making autonomy, employment, support in chores, and perceived instrumental support, are associated with care behaviors, such as IYCF, hygiene, health-seek

Journal article

Jul 16 2020

Early child growth: how do nutrition and infection interact? (Dewey, K., 2011. Maternal & Child Nutrition)

This study reviews how the interaction between nutrition and infection affects child growth in low‐income populations.

 
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