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Post: Codex Standard for Follow-up Formula: ARCH & SUN SCN Webinar Series

Infant and young child nutrition advocates are invited to participate in a series of webinars to inform and prepare those interested in or attending the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU) meeting in Berlin from the 26th to the 30th November 2018. On the agenda of the meeting is the revision…

Post: ARCH Activities During World Breastfeeding Week 2018

Cambodia Hosting an NGO Capacity Building Workshop in Celebration of World Breastfeeding Week 2018 In Cambodia, the National Nutrition Program, Helen Keller International and other Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Alliance members hosted the annual World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) celebration for the 4th year in a row. With current evidence indicating a decline in exclusive…

Resource: Brief: Breastfeeding practices and consumption of breastmilk substitutes among children under 36 months in Bandung City

As part of Helen Keller International’s ARCH Project in Indonesia, a cross-sectional survey was carried out with 595 mothers of children 0-35  months residing and seeking child health services in 24 health facilities in Bandung City. Data were collected on mother and child characteristics, breastfeeding and the use of BMS, consumption of commercially produced food…

Resource: Toolkit: International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes

The World Health Organization’s International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes sets out restrictions on the marketing of infant formula and other products which replace mothers’ milk. The ARCH Project supports countries’ efforts to enforce and monitor the BMS Code at the national level. We have compiled our published resources on the BMS Code below…

Page: Toolkit: International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes

The World Health Organization’s International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes sets out restrictions on the marketing of infant formula and other products which replace mothers’ milk. The ARCH Project supports countries’ efforts to enforce and monitor the BMS Code at the national level. We have compiled our published resources on the BMS Code below…

Post: World Breastfeeding Week 2018: What You Need to Know

The ARCH team is celebrating World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7) to elevate the importance of breastfeeding and highlight the barriers that women face when deciding how to feed their babies. Headlines over the past month have brought breastfeeding to the forefront, igniting a debate over the influence that breastmilk substitute manufacturers have (or don’t have)…

Post: Helen Keller International Statement on World Health Assembly Breastfeeding Resolution

July 12, 2018 As a global health organization, Helen Keller International (HKI) fully supports the World Health Organization’s (WHO) guidance on optimal infant and young child feeding which promotes the early initiation of breastfeeding at birth followed by exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months when appropriate complementary foods should be introduced alongside continued breastfeeding until the…

Post: “Breast-Milk Substitute Companies Must Do More to Protect Breastfeeding” Says ARCH Director Elizabeth Zehner

Writing for Malnutrition Deeply, ARCH Director Elizabeth Zehner explains the significance of the newly released 2018 Access to Nutrition Index and what it says about the behavior of breast-milk substitute manufacturers: Since 1981, The World Health Organization (WHO) has called on countries, health systems and manufacturers to implement the International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes as part…