Scaling Up Breastfeeding in Bangladesh – Women Deliver

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Scaling Up Breastfeeding in Bangladesh


Breastfeeding has been widely lauded for enduring health benefits for infants and their mothers. In the past six to eight years, exclusive breastfeeding in Bangladesh has increased by 13%. Bangladesh’s success has been attributed to community mobilization and media outreach around the importance of breastfeeding, along with comprehensive health worker training. This training serves to create a support system at health facilities that provide a vital resource for positive nutritional education. Bangladesh also utilized strategic technical experience of various stakeholders — including civil society, UNICEF, and the Alive and Thrive initiative — incorporated existing evidence and best practices, and worked across sectors to create uniform messaging and practice around breastfeeding promotion. Learn More >>

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