The International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) monitors baby food companies around the world against the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes and subsequent, relevant Resolutions of the World Health Assembly.

The latest IBFAN monitoring report, Breaking the Rules Stretching the Rules 2017  is available  here.   The Executive Summary is Free

For non-profit organisations and affiliated individuals, please email code(at) for special rate


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

Click here for Save the Children’s report, Don’t Push it and the film, Dirty Truth about the Formula Industry/

Baby Milk Action is the UK member of IBFAN and monitors companies in the UK.

National IBFAN groups produce Look What They’re Doing reports.

IBFAN’s International Code Documentation Centre (ICDC), based in Penang, Malaysia, produces global monitoring reports profiling the largest companies. These are called Breaking the Rules, Stretching the Rules.

ICDC also produces periodic Legal Updates on new developments. Its State of the Code charts track how well governments are meeting their responsibilities to implement the Code and Resolutions in legislation.

The above reports are available on the ICDC website:

There is also a quick monitoring form on the ICDC website for reporting violations outside the UK.

Please report violations in the UK to Baby Milk Action.

NB: We do not agree with the approach taken by the  Access to Nutrition Foundation (ATNF) so  even though their reports do find violations we don’t promote them.  Here’s a comment from the ATNI 2016