Misalignment of global COVID-19 breastfeeding and newborn care guidelines with World Health Organization recommendations
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.
Old Tricks, New Opportunities: How Companies Violate the International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes and Undermine Maternal and Child Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic
An analysis reveals that breastmilk substitutes companies are using health claims, misinformation about breastfeeding, digital marketing, and promotional tactics such as donations and services to capitalize on families’ COVID-19 fears to undermine breastfeeding and sell products.
Mistakes from the HIV pandemic should inform the COVID-19 response for maternal and newborn careMistakes from the HIV pandemic should inform the COVID-19 response for maternal and newborn care
During the COVID-19 pandemic, policy makers and practitioners must learn from mistakes made during the HIV pandemic, when breastfeeding was undermined through isolating infants from their mothers, and formula feeding resulted in more infant deaths than the disease.
Not breastfeeding leads to more than half a million child deaths annually and costs the world economy up to US$1 billion a day.
This study examines how maternal resources for care, including maternal education, knowledge, height, nourishment, mental well-being, decision-making autonomy, employment, support in chores, and perceived instrumental support, are associated with care behaviors, such as IYCF, hygiene, health-seek