In this in-depth investigative report, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism documents how multinational baby formula companies, such as Nestlé and Danone, are using social media to market to consumers in South East Asia in ways that raise serious concerns they may violate the BMS Code.
Legislation to Protect Breastfeeding in Viet Nam: A Stronger Decree 21 Can Improve Child Nutrition and Reduce Stunting
Adopted in 2006, Decree 21 aimed to support optimal infant and young child feeding (IYCF) by limiting how and where breast milk substitutes can be promoted.
Exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life is the single most effective intervention for preventing child deaths.
This media scan conducted in Thailand is based on a review of print, online and broadcast advertisements and news and posts on Facebook that mention breastmilk substitutes, bottles and dummies, and breastfeeding. The scan highlighted numerous violations of the BMS Code.