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Register now for the 3rd World Breastfeeding Conference – Rio de Janeiro, 11-15 November 2019

The International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) with the support of the Government of Brazil and public universities proudly host the Third World Breastfeeding Conference (3rd WBC)….

Code violator Medela removed as platinum sponsor for conference in Kuwait

In a surprise turn of events, the sponsorship from Medela, a persistent Code violator was removed from a Kuwaiti conference when a speaker objected to the sponsorship.

Sponsorship: Dangerous Health Worker–Industry Relations in Cameroon

One of the most effective ways in which companies are building goodwill is by sponsoring health professionals by way of fellowships, study tours, research grants or attendance at professional conferences, etc.

Heinz fined $2.25m for misleading marketing of snacks for toddlers

ICDC’s global monitoring report, “Breaking the Rules, Stretching the Rules 2017” contained an article in the Heinz chapter about how the company was taken to court by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) over its Little Kids Shredz products.

IBFAN’s Concerns about the Global Monitoring Mechanism

IBFAN expresses serious concerns about a new Code monitoring initiative, the Global Monitoring Mechanism (GMM), funded by the Gates Foundation (BMGF) and facilitated by the Meridian Institute. The monitoring initiative is framed as a multi-stakeholder partnership that includes corporations, including baby food companies.

World Breastfeeding Week 2015

Join WABA and other partners of the global Breastfeeding Initiative for Child Survival (gBICS) in the WBW 2015 campaign calling for concerted global action to support women to combine breastfeeding and work. Whether a woman is working in the formal, non-formal or home setting, it is necessary that she has empowered in claiming her and her baby’s right to breastfeed.

What on Earth has Infant Feeding got to do with Climate Change?

There is so much rhetoric about climate change and global warming, and so many technical terms being used. What we need now are clear and simple practical solutions – concrete steps that make a difference.

Statement of the International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) in support of WHO and UNICEF Breastfeeding Programs: Additional Clarification of the IBFAN Funding Policy

The International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) has recently agreed to partner with UNICEF and WHO in global infant and young child feeding programs, in particular the Breastfeeding Advocacy Initiative led by UNICEF and the NetCode, coordinated by WHO……. (Read More)

Obstetric Violence

The next theme Brazilian health groups want to focus on is obstetric violence. This was announced at ENAM (National Breastfeeding Encounter) in November 2014. The groups are specifically concerned about the excessive number of unnecessary caesarean sections instead of vaginal births.

Thank you for helping to create a world where all children are valued and given an opportunity to thrive.

Dear friends of IBFAN-ICDC,
Your avid support has made our Code advocacy work possible and sustainable. To-date, IBFAN-ICDC has trained over 1,500 government officials in 147 countries on Code implementation, while working with numerous INGOs and community organisations on Code monitoring.