Some mothers who would like to continue breastfeeding are forced to stop so that they can return to work. Workplace Lactation Support programs are an effective way to address this problem.
Adolescent nutrition, maternal nutrition theory of change and media costs posters presented at the SBCC Summit
Three posters on mass media costing, scaling up maternal nutrition, and school-based nutrition highlight results from some of Alive & Thrive's implementation research in Africa and Asia. They were shared at the 2022 SBCC Summit in Marrakech, Morocco, in December.
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.
Multiple modifiable maternal, household and health service factors are associated with maternal nutrition and early breastfeeding practices in Burkina Faso (Kim Sunny S, Ouédraogo C, 2022, Mat & Child Nutrition)
This study identified factors that can be modified by interventions at the individual, household and health service levels to improve maternal nutrition and breastfeeding practices in Burkina Faso: High maternal knowledge was an important factor for maternal dietary diversity, breastfeeding and I
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
Accelerating the 10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding in West and Central Africa: Leveraging Experiences from Southeast Asia
In August 2022, UNICEF, WHO, Irish Aid and Alive & Thrive's offices in West Africa and Southeast Asia collabor