Brief

Jul 27 2023

Cost of Not Breastfeeding Advocacy Brief Series (2022)

Not breastfeeding has significant health and economic impacts. The Cost of Not Breastfeeding Tool is an evidence-based modeling tool that uses open-access data to estimate the health and economic costs of not protecting, promoting, and supporting breastfeeding.

Journal article

Jul 20 2023

Brief

Jul 11 2023

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Strengthening Quality of Breastfeeding Counselling at Private Healthcare Facilities in Urban Nigeria: Lessons from Lagos State

From 2019 to 2020, Alive & Thrive (A&T) focused on engaging and strengthening the capacity of 10 private health facilities in Lagos State to provide high-quality breastfeeding and infant and young child feeding (IYCF) support services.

Brief

Jul 11 2023

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Engaging Fathers to Improve Children's Dietary Diversity in Rural and Semi-Urban Communities: Lessons from Kaduna State

From 2019-2020, A&T and the Kaduna State Primary Health Care Board worked with a local civil society organization, I Care Women and Youth Initiative (ICARE), to engage fathers of children 6 to 23 months old through a package of community-based interventions to improve children’s dietary diver

Brief

Jul 11 2023

Strengthening Nutrition Counselling for Mothers to Improve Infant and Young Child Feeding: Lessons From Lagos and Kaduna States

From 2016-2021, A&T aimed to strengthen the quality of one-on-one and group counselling on nutrition for pregnant women and mothers of children under 2 years of age in Nigeria.

Journal article

Jun 26 2023

Innovative financing for a gender-equitable first-food system to mitigate greenhouse gas impacts of commercial milk formula: investing in breastfeeding as a carbon offset (Smith JP, Borg B, et al, Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems. 2023)

Women's significant contributions to food production and security, especially through breastfeeding, often go unnoticed, perpetuating inequitable and unsustainable global food systems.

 
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