IBFAN MODEL LAW 2018 Model Law

Indonesia:  Breaking the Code – AIMI Final

Mexico: MEXICO Monitoreo 2020 final

Perú IBFAN Informe Monitoreo Establecimientos.

Perú IBFAN Informe Monitoreo Redes e Internet

Perú IBFAN Internet


CHILE: Informe-Monitoreo Chile (2021) final

BRAZIL:BRASIL monitoreo 2020 final español





2017 BTR 2017sm

Executive Summary

2019 IBFAN Code Monitoring Kit  

Company Profiles

Nestlé BTR 2017

Danone BTR 2017

Abbott BTR 2017

Abbott BTR 2017

MedelaBTR 2017

MAM BTR 2017


FonteraMilks for mothers ICDC Focus

UNICEF  has a free of charge training course See this descriptive page where people can register.

How companies exploit the COVID-19 crisis



PRESS RELEASE: Launch of the WHO UNICEF IBFAN Global Code Report. Recordings and presentations

CLICK HERE for examples of how baby food companies are exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic





Click here for UK monitoring reports.

Click here for IBFAN comment on the Meridian proposal

CLICK HERE for the  Code Monitoring page of IBFAN’s Breastfeeding Promotion Network in India

After watching Tigers, you may be wondering whether the companies are still behaving badly.   On this page are links to a number of reports from a range of organisations that show clearly that they are and that children’s health and lives are being threatened by marketing practices promoting baby feeding products.

The International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) produces the most extensive, reliable and regular reports of the global situation. We use the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes AND the subsequent, relevant Resolutions of the World Health Assembly as our benchmark, and use our reports to help governments bring in laws to end harmful  marketing.

The other reports below also show that bad marketing continues – wherever companies can get away with it.

1   Breaking the Rules Stretching the Rules 2017

A compilation of marketing practices from around the world that violate the International Code over the past 3 years. Collected from IBFAN’s regional and country groups and volunteers, it contains almost 800 legally-vetted entries on 28 companies from 79 countries.

IBFAN’s 11th Global monitoring report.   The Executive Summary is Free   Non-profit organisations and affiliated individuals can get a special price: email code(at)

Breaking the Rules 2014 in Brief is available as a free download.

Special offer on report on Nestle’s Code violations to commemorate the release of tigers

Here is a report that shows the more underhand tactics used by the baby food industry Interference in public health policy: examples of how the baby food industry uses tobacco industry tactics. World Nutrition. 2017  Explains why and how  companies lobby against strong legislation.

Don’t Push it  2018.  Save the Children’s report, 2018.  Comments from Abbott, Danone, Nestle and RB, which can be found on its website  alongside its statements in response. 

Dirty Truth about the Formula Industry. Save the Children Sweden and Hacienda.   Click here




2019 Update: Based on Science? revisiting Nestlé’s infant milk products and claims.

2017 Milking It: How Milk Formula Companies Putting Profits Before Science. 2017

Changing Markets Foundation, Utrecht.



Danone Nutricia – Why do they want to be your partner?





PRESS RELEASE: Launch of the WHO UNICEF IBFAN Global Code Report. Recordings and presentations

IBFAN is a member of the Network for Global Monitoring and Support for Implementation of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes and Subsequent relevant World Health Assembly Resolutions (NetCode) – hosted by WHO.

The goal of NetCode is to strengthen Member States’ and civil society capacity to monitor the International Code and relevant WHA resolutions; and to facilitate the development, monitoring and enforcement of national Code legislation by Member States, by bringing together a group of committed actors to support these processes.

The joint WHO, IBFAN and UNICEF Marketing of breast-milk substitutes: national implementation of the international code, status report 2018 is an update to the 2016 report and provides a regional perspective on the legal status of the Code. It highlights the status of a limited number of specific provisions that the authors consider to be particularly important in addressing and eliminating inappropriate marketing practices.

The report documents that 136 out of 194 countries had some form of legal measure in place covering all, many or few provisions of the Code. Three countries enacted new Code-related legislation, three adopted additional legal measures to strengthen their legislative frameworks, and two took retrogressive steps by repealing laws or specific provisions of laws. The report also provides information on the provisions about marketing of complementary foods among the 59 countries that cover complementary foods as part of their Code law. Of those, 29 require messages and labels for complementary foods to include a statement on the importance of continued breastfeeding for up to 2 years or beyond, while 23 require mention of the importance of not introducing complementary feeding before 6 months of age. Thirty-seven of the countries prohibit manufacturers and distributors from sponsoring meetings of health professionals and scientific meetings, but in only 14 countries are manufacturers and distrib