Brief

Jul 15 2021

The First-Food System: The Importance of Breastfeeding in Global Food Systems Discussions

The first UN Food Systems Summit is a great opportunity for stakeholders to include breastfeeding and breastmilk in the conceptualization of food systems, as outlined in a new Alive & Thrive, FHI Solutions, and Save the Children brief.

Announcement

Jun 01 2021

Special BMS Code resources collection

Alive & Thrive has launched a special collection of resources on the BMS Code, featuring resources from various organizations around the world.

Journal article

Apr 26 2021

Misalignment of global COVID-19 breastfeeding and newborn care guidelines with World Health Organization recommendations

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

Dec 08 2020

Mistakes from the HIV pandemic should inform the COVID-19 response for maternal and newborn careMistakes from the HIV pandemic should inform the COVID-19 response for maternal and newborn care

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.

Handout

Oct 14 2020

Frequently Asked Questions about the Cost of Not Breastfeeding tool

Not breastfeeding leads to more than half a million child deaths annually and costs the world economy up to US$1 billion a day.

Journal article

Jul 16 2020

Long-term consequences of stunting in early life

This review summarizes the impact of stunting, highlighting the growing evidence of the connections between slow height growth in young children and impaired health, education, and economic performance later in life.

 
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