Announcement

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 will launch on Feb. 8, 2023, and on Feb. 9, Alive & Thrive is proud to co-sponsor a dissemination and discussion event on the series in Southeast Asia. Learn more about both events.

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.

Video

Jan 12 2023

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VIDEO: An introduction to Workplace Lactation Support programs

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.

Presentation

Jan 12 2023

SBCC Summit posters

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.

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.

Brief

Dec 15 2022

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Workplace Breastfeeding and Lactation Support Program in Nigeria

This toolkit was developed based on lessons learned from a pilot workplace breastfeeding/lactation support program with the Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA) Network of Entrepreneurial Women (NNEW) and other

 
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