Journal article

Feb 07 2023

Marketing of commercial milk formula: a system to capture parents, communities, science, and policy (Rollins N, Piwoz E, Zambrano P, et al, The Lancet. 2023)

Despite proven benefits, less than half of infants and young children globally are breastfed in accordance with the recommendations of WHO.

Journal article

Feb 07 2023

Breastfeeding: crucially important, but increasingly challenged in a market-driven world (Pérez-Escamilla R, Tomori C, et al, The Lancet. 2023)

This Series paper examines how mother and baby attributes at the individual level interact with breastfeeding determinants at other levels, how these interactions drive breastfeeding outcomes, and what policies and interventions are necessary to achieve optimal breastfeeding. 

Journal article

Feb 07 2023

The political economy of infant and young child feeding: confronting corporate power, overcoming structural barriers, and accelerating progress (Baker P, Smith JP, et al, The Lancet. 2023)

Despite increasing evidence about the value and importance of breastfeeding, less than half of the world's infants and young children (aged 0–36 months) are breastfed as recommended. This Series paper examines the social, political, and economic reasons for this problem.

Guide, Handout, Job aid

Feb 09 2022

code quick guide

A Quick Guide: The International Code of Marketing for Breast-milk Substitutes

Updated February 2022!

This quick guide summarizes the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes (The Code) and relevant resolutions of the World Health Assembly that help protect breastfeeding around the globe.


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.