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.
In collaboration with partners, Alive & Thrive (A&T) is working to strengthen the capacity of health systems in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Viet Nam to deliver high-quality breastfeeding-friendly services to mothers and infants.
As a result of the illegal coup d’état by the Myanmar military on February 1st, 2021, the country is now facing a humanitarian crisis, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and characterized by significantly increased food and fuel prices, drastically reduced access to basic health services, a nat
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.