Breastfeeding Interpersonal Communication, Mobile Phone Support, and Mass Media Messaging Increase Exclusive Breastfeeding at 6 and 24 Weeks Among Clients of Private Health Facilities in Lagos, Nigeria (Flax, V. Journal of Nutrition)
A breastfeeding promotion intervention in private facilities in Lagos, which included training for healthcare providers, increased the percentage of exclusively breastfed infants but had no impact on early initiation of breastfeeding.
Complementary feeding social and behavior change communication for fathers and mothers improves children's consumption of fish and eggs and minimum meal frequency in Kaduna State, Nigeria (Flax, V. Current Developments in Nutrition. 2022)
This study measured the effects of a multipronged 12-month intervention in Kaduna State that targeted complementary feeding (CF) social and behavior change communications to both fathers and mothers, showing improvements in parents’ CF practices and knowledge, as well as fathers’ support for CF.&
Factors influencing the practice of exclusive breastfeeding and other infant feeding practices in the first six months of life in West and Central Africa
This comprehensive review of the literature written by Alive & Thrive and UNICEF provides nutrition stakeholders findings from research on the social and behavioral determinants of exclusive breastfeeding and other infant feeding practices during the first six months of life in West and Centr
Updated February 2022!
This quick guide summarizes the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes (The Code) and relevant resolutions of the World Health Assembly that help protect breastfeeding around the globe.
Breastfeeding is one of the best buys in global health to improve social, health, and economic development outcomes. Globally, improving breastfeeding practices could save more than 820,000 lives annually—87 percent of them infants under six months of age.