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Breastfeeding Resources in Laos

Intro to Breastfeeding Resources in Laos

With efforts by government and many development partners, breastfeeding rates in Laos have steadily increased from 40% in 2011, 45% in 2017 (LSIS-1), 66% in 2019 to 76% in 2022, but it decreased to 70% in 2023 (Lao PDR National Nutrition Sentinel Surveillance – June 2023). While these overall increases have been positive, there are on-going challenges from Breastmilk Substitutes and other factors. Additionally, rates of breastfeeding for working mothers are much lower. In July 2022, SUN CSA Laos conducted a survey on breastfeeding, which found that  only 30% of breastfeeding staff had breastfed at their workplace.

SUN CSA member organisations are aware of the challenges and working to improve breastfeeding rates. In partnership with the Government of Lao PDR, as well as other stakeholders in the SUN Laos, including international donors and the UN, civil society organisations are looking for solutions and working to mitigate these challenges.

This page aims to collect resources and tools that can help all stakeholders to work on improving breastfeeding rates in Lao PDR. Below, you will find surveys and reports related to breastfeeding in Laos and recommendations on how to respond.

Please share any documents or resources you have with the SUN CSA Secretariat, who can add to this page and share to all stakeholders.

Together we can help Lao parents increase breastfeeding duration and improve their children’s overall nutrition.

Useful websites that breastfeeding resources in Laos include:

Resources

Brochure and Poster

Video

Exclusive interview Kelley Khamphoxay, a health expert , will share her experiences, condition and challenges with breastfeeding in Lao PDR

I love Breastfeeding Video (SUN CSA members) Ep 3

I love Breastfeeding Video (SUN CSA members) Ep 2

I love Breastfeeding Video (SUN CSA members) Ep 1

Save the Children Laos’s Breastfeeding in the Workplace Policy Support Video – August 2023

Plan International Laos’s Breastfeeding in the Workplace Policy Support Video – August 2023

APL+ Breastfeeding in the Workplace Policy Support Video – August 2023

ARMI’s Breastfeeding in the Workplace Policy Support Video – August 2023

CARE’s Breastfeeding in the Workplace Policy Support Video – August 2022

Plan International Laos’s Breastfeeding in the Workplace Policy Support Video – August 2022

I support breastfeeding during COVID in Laos #2

Laos Loves Breastfeeding during Covid! SUN CSA is excited to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week 2021! Between 1-7 August every year, the world celebrates the importance of breastfeeding especially in …
Laos Loves Breastfeeding during Covid! SUN CSA is excited to celebrate World Bre…

I support breastfeeding during COVID in Laos #1

Laos Loves Breastfeeding during Covid! SUN CSA is excited to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week 2021! Between 1-7 August every year, the world celebrates the importance of breastfeeding especially in …
Laos Loves Breastfeeding during Covid! SUN CSA is excited to celebrate World Bre…

laos Supports Breastfeeding 2!: SUN CSA Laos World Breastfeeding Week 2020 Video #2

Lao people support mothers to breastfeed. In this second video of the series, we asked Lao people to tell us why and how they support breastfeeding. They responded with many different answers! Watch a…
Lao people support mothers to breastfeed. In this second video of the series, we…

Laos Supports breastfeeding: SUN CSA Laos World Breastfeeding Week 2020 Video #1

Lao people support mothers to breastfeed. We asked Lao people to tell us why and how they support breastfeeding. They responded with many different answers! Watch and share our video to show your supp…
Lao people support mothers to breastfeed. We asked Lao people to tell us why and…