Breastfeeding-friendly maternity protection and practices in the workplace must be prioritized to increase breastfeeding rates and improve the health, nutrition, and wellbeing of mothers, children, and society.
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
Explores the pathways by which early and exclusive breastfeeding reduces newborn deaths and discusses program implications.
Reviews available evidence on whether infection diminishes the positive impact of nutrition interventions on child growth and whether improved nutrition limits the negative impact of infections on child growth.
Reviews evidence of the effect of undernutrition from conception through the first two years of life on brain development and on the short-term and long-term development of cognitive, motor, and socio-emotional skills.
Discusses why intake of essential fats in the last trimester of pregnancy and the first 2 years after birth is critical for development of the brain and nervous system and presents strategies for improving fatty acid status.