Supporting Mothers Around the World to Breastfeed their Babies: Insights from Implementation and Advocacy Research in Asia and Africa

Grand Rounds
Conference Date 
Wednesday, May 31, 2023 - 12:00 to 13:00
Name of speaker 
Dr. Purnima Menon MSc, PhD

Dr. Purnima Menon MSc, PhD
Senior Director for Food and Nutrition Policy, CGIAR;
Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute


  1. Understand the importance of breastfeeding for infant health in low and middle income countries.
  2. Understand the challenges to effective breastfeeding, including the role of marketing of infant formula.
  3. Understand, from randomized trials, implementation research and advocacy research, the role of programs and policies to support mothers and families.


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