As part of the efforts to protect breastfeeding and save lives, UNICEF, WHO, Alive & Thrive, HKI and IBFAN, in collaboration with the West African Health Organization (WAHO), have developed a regional model law for regulating the marketing of breastmilk substitutes, foods for infants and youn
Global evidence of persistent violations of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes: A systematic scoping review (Becker G, 2022. Maternal & Child Nutrition)
This scoping review examined and summarized published evidence from 95 countries on International Code violations from 1981, demonstrating broad range of violations and marketing tactics globally.
Violations of International Code of Breast-milk Substitutes (BMS) in commercial settings and media in Bangladesh (Sheikh S, 2022. Maternal & Child Nutrition)
This paper assesses violations of the Code, as well as Bangladesh’s national legislation, in commercial settings in three cities using relevant NetCode protocols and W
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.