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    Breastfeeding: policy matters

    2015
    This report presents six country case studies – from Bangladesh, Brazil, Indonesia, Nigeria, the Philippines and the UK.  It identifies the key elements of global and national organisations’ activities that have successfully influenced political commitment to breastfeeding. And it presents key barriers and gaps.
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    2016 Lancet Series on Breastfeeding

    The Lancet, 2016
    This is a Lancet Series on Breastfeeding published on January 28, 2016.
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    Why invest, and what it will take to improve breastfeeding practices?

    The Lancet, 2016
    Despite its established benefits, breastfeeding is no longer a norm in many communities. Multifactorial determinants of breastfeeding need supportive measures at many levels, from legal and policy directives to social attitudes and values, women's work and employment conditions, and health-care services to enable women to breastfeed.
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    Breastfeeding in the 21st century: epidemiology, mechanisms, and lifelong effect

    The Lancet, 2016
    The importance of breastfeeding in low-income and middle-income countries is well recognised, but less consensus exists about its importance in high-income countries. In low-income and middle-income countries, only 37% of children younger than 6 months of age are exclusively breastfed.
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    Estimating the Effect of Suboptimal Breastfeeding Practices on Child Mortality: A Model in PROFILES for Country-Level Advocacy

    Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance Project, 2015
    Optimal breastfeeding reduces the risk of child mortality. Recently, FANTA updated the PROFILES tool to include a model that estimates the effect of suboptimal breastfeeding practices on child mortality.
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    How to strengthen an Infant and Young Child Feeding programme in northern Nigeria

    Operational Research and Impact Evaluation, 2015
    This summary highlights findings and recommendations from operations research into how to strengthen the implementation of an Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) programme and to motivate behaviour change to improve IYCF practices in northern Nigeria.
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    Guidelines for employers on maternity protection at work

    International Labour Organization, 2014
    For working women, pregnancy and maternity are vulnerable times.
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    Women, gender and the informal economy: An assessment of ILO research and suggested ways forward

    International Labour Organization, 2008
    This discussion paper provides an overview of the International Labour Organisation's (ILO) research on women, gender and the informal economy which was undertaken during the last two decades. It examines methodological and analytical frameworks used in various studies, identifies research gaps and proposes directions for future work.
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    The motherhood pay gap: A review of the issues, theory and international evidence

    International Labour Organization, 2015
    Evidence that mothers suffer a wage penalty over and above the penalty for being a woman raises concerns not only for gender equality but also for the capacity of societies to manage a sustainable balance between their economic aims of active female participation in paid work and the social aims of providing a fair distribution of income to support the reproduction and rearing of children.
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    International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) Statement on Maternity Protection at Work

    International Baby Food Action Network, 2014
    The International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) believes that all women should have the right to enjoy a safe and healthy maternity and to make informed decisions about their infants’ and young children’s feeding – including full support to exclusively breastfeed for the first six months and to continue breastfeeding until their child is two years or more.

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