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Post: Health workers in Cambodia enforce Sub-Decree 133

Aggressive marketing of infant formula in health facilities discourages breastfeeding. The International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes (the Code) prohibits any type of promotion of breast-milk substitutes (BMS) in health facilities. The Code calls on health workers to protect parents from predatory BMS industry marketing practices and has specific provisions for health workers on…

Resource: Breastfeeding and breastmilk substitute use and feeding motivations among mothers in Bandung City, Indonesia

This article was published in the journal Maternal & Child Nutrition in April 2021. Abstract Suboptimal breastfeeding is common in Indonesia, with only half of infants 0–5 months of age exclusively breastfed and feeding of breastmilk substitutes (BMS) highly prevalent among infants and toddlers. Various factors influence these feeding practices, including social norms, limited health system support…

Resource: Sugar content and nutrient content claims of growing‐up milks in Indonesia

This article was published in the journal Maternal & Child Nutrition in April 2021. Abstract ‘Growing‐up milks’ (GUMs)—breast‐milk substitutes targeted for young children (aged 12–36 months)—are commonly consumed in Indonesia. The World Health Assembly has stated that GUMs are not necessary for proper growth and development, and recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics declared that such…

Resource: Technical Brief (in Nepali): Factors associated with intra-household double and triple burden of malnutrition in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

This technical brief (in Nepali) provides an estimate of the prevalence of double and triple burden of malnutrition among mothers and young children in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. Factors associated with intra-household double and triple burden of malnutrition are explored. Access the brief in English. Suggested citation: Helen Keller International (HKI). (2021). Factors associated with intra-household…

Resource: Technical Brief: Factors associated with intra-household double and triple burden of malnutrition in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

This technical brief provides an estimate of the prevalence of double and triple burden of malnutrition among mothers and young children in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. Factors associated with intra-household double and triple burden of malnutrition are explored. Access the brief in Nepali. Suggested citation: Helen Keller International (HKI). (2021). Factors associated with intra-household double and…

Resource: Rangkuman: Praktik pemberian ASI dan produk pengganti ASI serta motivasi pemberian makan di antara para ibu di Kota Bandung, Indonesia

This brief provides data on the prevalence of breastfeeding and breast-milk substitute use among mothers of children less than three years of age in Bandung City, Indonesia. The study also explores the motivating factors that influence mothers to breastfeed and/or provide breast-milk substitutes. Access the brief in English. Suggested citation: Helen Keller International (HKI). (2021).…

Resource: Brief: Breastfeeding and breast-milk substitute use and feeding motivations among mothers in Bandung City

This brief provides data on the prevalence of breastfeeding and breast-milk substitute use among mothers of children less than three years of age in Bandung City, Indonesia. The study also explores the motivating factors that influence mothers to breastfeed and/or provide breast-milk substitutes. Access the brief in Bahasa Indonesia. Suggested citation: Helen Keller International (HKI).…