Support for IBFAN’s Statement re WHO/UNICEF “Call to Action”

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La Leche League International (LLLI), as an international breastfeeding support organization, has a responsibility to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding by upholding the International Code. In respect for that commitment and our obligations under the Code, we must respond to any influence by the formula industry that further undermines the Code.

LLLI therefore wishes to express our support for the International Baby Foods Action Network (IBFAN) statement in opposition to the World Health Organization (WHO)/United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) “Call to Action”.  “IBFAN calls on WHO and UNICEF to publicly distance themselves from the ‘Breastmilk Substitutes Call to Action’ because it departs sharply from decisions made at the World Health Assembly – the world’s highest health policy setting body. These decisions should be guiding WHO in its actions.”

FIAN International endorses the statement.

Leicester Mammas endorses the Statement Sally Etheridge IBCLC, Programme Lead, Leicester Mammas CIC. 07580159278

SpoKojení, z.s.  Czech-based NGO that promotes the right of children and women to the highest attainable standard of health with regards to child nutrition.

Gill Rapley

 

 

 

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