Updated February 2022!
This quick guide summarizes the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes (The Code) and relevant resolutions of the World Health Assembly that help protect breastfeeding around the globe.
Beliefs and norms associated with the use of ultra-processed commercial milk formulas for pregnant women in Vietnam (Nguyen TT., 2021. Nutrients)
This analysis reveals the associations between the use of commercial milk formula for pregnant women (CMF-PW) and the belief that CMF-PW will make children smarter and healthier as well as the perceived social norm that CMF-PW use is common among pregnant women.
Breastfeeding, first-food systems and corporate power: a case study on the market and political practices of the transnational baby food industry and public health resistance in the Philippines (Baker P., 2021. Globalization and Health)
This case study uses the Philippines' history and advocacy environment around breastfeeding and commercial milk formula marketing to understand the worldwide battle for code implementation.
Implementation of the Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes in Vietnam: Marketing Practices by the Industry and Perceptions of Caregivers and Health Workers (Nguyen, T.T., 2021. Nutrients)
This study examined implementation of the Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes (the Code) in Vietnam with a focus on marketing practices by the baby food industry and perceptions of caregivers, health workers, and policy makers.
Infant formula feeding at birth is common and inversely associated with subsequent breastfeeding behavior in Viet Nam (Nguyen TT., 2016. Journal of Nutrition)
Alive & Thrive (A&T) examined the association of infant formula feeding during the first 3 days after birth with subsequent infant formula feeding and early breastfeeding cessation in Viet Nam to better understand how this impacts breastfeeding outcomes.