Marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes

Report on Marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes, summarized fromIBFAN/UNICEF/WHO 

The International Baby Food Action Network, UNICEF, and the World Health Organization have jointly published a report titled “Marketing of breast milk substitutes: national implementation of the international code, status report 2020.” The report provides updated information on the status of implementing the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes (the Code) and subsequent relevant World Health Assembly resolutions in countries. Using a scoring algorithm, the report concludes that in 2018-2020, 44 countries around the world strengthened their protections against inappropriate marketing of breast milk substitutes. 11 other countries passed new Code-related legislation or filled gaps in existing legal measures during this time period. The United States has no legal measures related to the Code. Read the press release.