The World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and other civil society organizations have published a Call to Action, calling on manufacturers of breast-milk substitutes to take steps towards full implementation...
Only 29.2% of infants aged six months and below are exclusively breastfed in China, with the heavy marketing of infant formula found to be a key factor, a study conducted by the China Development Research Foundation has found.
The Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India (BPNI) has called for government action to restrict what it claims are attempts by infant nutrition companies to influence paediatricians to promote formula to mothers.
Breastfeeding and health organizations have been reacting to allegations that the Trump administration ‘threatened’ other nations to oppose a breastfeeding resolution at the World Health Assembly (WHA) this spring, allegations that the administration...
A survey found that among 2,000 US mothers with children between the ages of one and three, 18% did not originally plan to give their newborn formula, but that number jumped to 45% once the baby was born.
Regulators in Asia should not wait for new CODEX regulations for infant formula and act now to cut the amount of protein required in order to help reduce obesity, a leading expert in the region has argued.
Scotland and Northern Ireland have made improvements in policies that encourage women to continue breastfeeding but England and Wales still lag behind, according to scorecards in a report from the World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative (WBTi).
Restricting mothers’ access to information about infant formula may have negative public health consequences, trade group Specialised Nutrition Europe (SNE) has said following a draft Romanian law banning the marketing of formula for under-2s.