In India, a large proportion of pediatricians, gynecologists, community medicine specialists, general practitioners, and nurses working across both public and private health sector belong to professional medical associations.
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
Human milk bank services are an essential component of a breastfeeding-friendly health system. Such services give small and sick babies access to the multiple benefits of breastmilk by providing safe donor human milk.
Implementing the Breast-Milk Substitutes Act in Bangladesh: Guidance for employers, media and health administrators
These three briefs explain the Bangladesh Breast-Milk Substitutes Act and what specific stakeholders - company owners, health administrators and the media - need to know about it.
Breastfeeding is a powerful weapon in the fight to ensure every child has the best possible start to life, but mothers need access to accurate information and timely support from their family and community; the healthcare system; and their employers.