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.

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.

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.

Brief, Job aid

May 16 2021

Implementing the Breast-Milk Substitutes Act in Bangladesh: Guidance for employers, media and health administrators

These three briefs explain the Bangladesh Breast-Milk Substitutes Act and what specific stakeholders - company owners, health administrators and the media -  need to know about it.

Journal article

Apr 26 2021

Misalignment of global COVID-19 breastfeeding and newborn care guidelines with World Health Organization recommendations (Hoang, D.V., 2020. BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health)

Guidance documents from 33 countries on newborn care for infants whose mothers are diagnosed with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 were assessed for alignment with WHO recommendations, revealing considerable inconsistencies.

Journal article

Feb 08 2021

Advice to use infant formula and free samples are common in both urban and rural areas in China: A cross-sectional survey (Li, J., 2021. Public Health Nutrition)

Breastmilk substitute (BMS) companies are targeting mothers using aggressive and unethical marketing strategies that violate the WHO Code in both urban and rural areas in China, this study reveals.

 
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