Asia-Pacific Population Journal

For over two decades, the Asia-Pacific Population Journal (APPJ) has been taking the pulse of population and social issues unfolding in the region. Published by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), APPJ brings out high quality, evidence-based and forward-looking articles relevant for population policies and programmes in Asia and the Pacific. Prominent population experts, award-winning demographers, as well as lesser known researchers have been contributing articles, documenting over the years the evolution of thinking in this important sphere.


Breast-feeding trends and the breast-feeding promotion programme in the Philippines

In the context of East and South-east Asia, the Philippines is an underachieving country; living standards have not improved much in recent years. (Table 1 provides some relevant data about the Philippines.) In this setting, breast-feeding is especially important for child health and child nutrition as well as child spacing. The Philippines is one of several developing countries having comparable national data on breast-feeding trends for the past several decades.


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