Topic: Breastfeeding

Poster: Low Prevalence of Breastfeeding Counseling during ANC Visits in the Hospitals of Kathmandu Valley

This research poster and abstract about breastfeeding counseling during antenatal care in Kathmandu Valley hospitals was presented by Nisha Sharma at the 2018 Nutrition Innovation Lab Symposium held in Kathmandu, Nepal.   Abstract Low Prevalence of Breastfeeding Counselling during ANC Visits in the Hospitals of Kathmandu Valley Breastfeeding counselling during antenatal period is important for…

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…

Don’t Push It: Why the formula milk industry must clean up its act

This report, authored by Save the Children UK and endorsed by Helen Keller International, highlights the rapid growth of the market for baby milk formula and its potential to threaten the lives and the health of millions of vulnerable children. While recognizing the need for certain infants to be formula-fed and the right of mothers…

Policy Brief: Review of the Codex Standard for Follow-Up Formula

CODEX ALIMENTARIUS MUST PUT SAVING CHILDREN’S LIVES FIRST Codex Alimentarius is a joint body of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) that develops harmonized international food standards, guidelines and codes of practice to protect the health of consumers and ensure fair practices in food trade. Codex plays a critical role…