Please provide a summary of breastfeeding programmes implemented in low and middle-income countries over the last 10 years.
Most of the programmes are intended to increase the rate of children that receive exclusive breastfeeding up to the age of 6 months, in line with recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO). Other measures such as increasing the rate of early initiation of breastfeeding, as well as training and education initiatives, ultimately aim to achieve the same goal of exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of infants’ lives.
Oddsdóttir, F. Mapping breastfeeding programmes in low and middle-income countries (GSDRC Helpdesk Research Report 1012). Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK (2013) 20 pp.