Brief

Sep 09 2021

Minimum Standards for the Establishment and Operation of Human Milk Banks in Southeast Asia

Human milk bank services are an essential component of a breastfeeding-friendly health system. Such services give small and sick babies access to the multiple benefits of breastmilk by providing safe donor human milk.

Journal article

Sep 07 2021

Implementation of the Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes in Vietnam: Marketing Practices by the Industry and Perceptions of Caregivers and Health Workers (Nguyen, T.T., 2021. Nutrients)

Although Vietnam has a strong regulatory environment for the protection, promotion, and support of breastfeeding, there are implementation, monitoring, and enforcement gaps.

Journal article

Aug 18 2021

Combining intensive counseling by frontline workers with a nationwide mass media campaign has large differential impacts on complementary feeding practices but not on child growth: results of a cluster-randomized evaluation (Menon P., 2016. J of Nutr)

Complementary feeding (CF) contributes to child growth and development, but few CF programs are delivered at scale. Alive & Thrive (A&T) addressed this in Bangladesh through intensified interpersonal counseling (IPC), mass media (MM), and community mobilization (CM).

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.

Brief

Jun 21 2021

Status of MIYCN in Private Healthcare: Opportunities to advance mother and baby friendly health system in India

This brief presents the results of a survey of private health practitioners’ MIYCN knowledge and practices and private health facility systems, guidelines and processes related to MIYCN service delivery.
 

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.

 
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