​Call for Adequate Laws to Protect Breastfeeding

A new report by WHO, UNICEF, and the IBFAN reveals the status of national laws to protect and promote breastfeeding

A new report by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), and the International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) reveals the status of national laws to protect and promote breastfeeding.
 
Of the 194 countries analysed in the report, 135 have in place some form of legal measure related to the International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes and subsequent, relevant resolutions adopted by the World Health Assembly (the Code).
 
This is up from 103 in 2011, when the last WHO analysis was done, however, only 39 countries have laws that enact all provisions of the Code - a slight increase from 37 in 2011.
 
To read the article titled, "Laws to protect breastfeeding inadequate in most countries," click here.

Source: 
Unicef

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