Field note

Apr 04 2019

Breastfeeding promotion and support in Myanmar

In Myanmar, about half of all deaths among children under five occur during the first 28 days of life, and the majority of neonatal deaths are from preventable causes.

Field note

Aug 21 2017

With her own newborn twins in the neonatal intensive care unit, this first-time mother is helping other newborns thrive

For weeks, Thuy noticed the human milk bank sign outside of the hospital on her way to work, but didn’t understand what it was … Little did she know she would soon become an active milk donor, providing life-saving support to vulnerable newborn babies.

Field note

Feb 20 2017

Bridging the generation gap on attitudes about infant feeding

Grandmothers play an important role as caregivers and as advisers to young mothers on infant feeding. Some have called them “guardians of tradition.” This tradition can at times conflict with new ideas, but need not be a barrier.

Field note, Guide

Dec 09 2016

How to: A guide to effective nutrition advocacy

Strategic and well-coordinated advocacy is essential to improve nutrition at scale. Recent efforts in countries throughout Southeast Asia have generated regional momentum and resulted in stronger nutrition policies and programs.

Field note

Aug 01 2016

Breastfeeding against the odds in Viet Nam

As tour agent Le Huong Giang, 28, bounces her healthy 10-month old son in her lap, she recalls worries, difficulties, and proud accomplishments of the past year and a half.