Breastfeeding in Lao PDR is widely socially accepted and strongly supported by government policy. While most infants are breastfed, the practice is often sub-optimal: slow initiation, pre-lacteal feeding, and mixed feeding are common.
Breastfeeding is a powerful weapon in the fight to ensure every child has the best possible start to life, but mothers need access to accurate information and timely support from their family and community; the healthcare system; and their employers.
In preparation for a national advocacy meeting on human milk banking in Myanmar, A&T worked with UNICEF to develop a brief on human milk banking as a component of a breastfeeding-friendly health systems.
Describes how Alive & Thrive is building regional and national momentum for infant and young child feeding (IYCF) policies in seven Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries in Southeast Asia.
Summarizes Alive & Thrive Viet Nam activities, achievements and lessons learned from each component. These documents are intended for policy makers, program planners and media. They were delivered in the December 2014 Dissemination Workshop in Hanoi