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Klein, Alyssa, Charlotte Block, Adil Mansimov, et al. Maternal & Child Nutrition, July 2023

In the Kyrgyz Republic, the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the implementation of the updated Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative policy and guidance. Gaps in prioritizing, funding, and monitoring breastfeeding counseling and supporting competency building remain. Multi-sectoral advocacy to secure greater commitment and funding within and beyond the health system is critical.