breast-milk substitutes

  • Introductory Course on the Code

    This comprehensive e-learning course and resource package has been prepared in order to reach as many people as possible in a cost-effective and sustained manner.  It is intended to provide a comprehensive introduction to the Code, its contents, and ways in which it can be implemented and monitored. It is not intended as an in-depth course on the development of national legislation/regulations or on-going monitoring mechanisms. The course contains 8 Units, each divided in read, see, review and test sections.
  • Annotated International Code & Subsequent WHA Resolutions (2nd Ed.)

    A general guide to the International Code that clearly explains each provision with annotation, and integrates main points of all subsequent relevant WHA resolutions (up to 2016) and relevant global recommendations into the analysis of the Code. Background and introduction are included to help better understand the aim, principle and spirit of the Code; and the importance of effective Code implementation and ongoing advocacy.

  • International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes

    The International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes is an international health policy framework for breastfeeding promotion adopted by the World Health Assembly (WHA) of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1981. The Code was developed as a global public health strategy and recommends restrictions on the marketing of breast milk substitutes, such as infant formula, to ensure that mothers are not discouraged from breastfeeding and that substitutes are used safely if needed.

  • International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes FAQ: 2017 Update

    This FAQ provides easy-to-read detailed information on specific questions related to the Code. It is intended for policy-makers, health workers and others concerned with the Code, as well as the general public.