Baby Milk Action’s Policy Director, Patti Rundall OBE, will explain the basics of the policies  that will help you protect child health – whether you are a health worker, parent, teacher or policy maker….

To start CLICK HERE to go to the  1981 International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes and the  subsequent relevant Resolutions. (The Code)

The need for sound information on infant and young child feeding is at the heart of the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes  and the 20 World Health Assembly  Resolutions . Eight Resolutions have specifically called for Conflict of Interest safeguards and  Paragraph 44 of the 2003  Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding also outlined the two clear roles for industry.

CLICK HERE see the Baby Feeding Law Group page which is currently being updated.

Here are some useful papers – but please note some are not up to date

IBFAN has followed the work of Codex for many years and has attended meetings since 1995 when the WTO recognised its standards  as the bench mark in trade disputes.

here are some important Codex documents:


take special note of the last para:

4.4 National authorities should be aware of their obligations under the International Health Regulations (2005) with regard to food safety events, including notification, reporting or verification of events to the World Health Organisation (WHO). They should also make sure that the international code of marketing of breast milk substitutes and relevant resolutions of the World Health Assembly (WHA) setting forth principles for the protection and promotion of breast- feeding be observed.

Codex principle on Science



ICDC compilation of  the Code and Resolutions.  2018 Code & Resolutions

CLICK HERE  for the 2017 Update of WHO’s The International Code of Marketing of breastmilk Substitutes  –  Frequently asked Questions.

CLICK HERE for the Resolution WHA 69/9 adopted in May 2016 entitled Ending inappropriate promotion of foods for infants and young children

CLICK HERE for the Guidance PDF A69/A/CONF./7 Rev.1

CLICK HERE for WHO’s  Framework for Engagement with Non State Actors (FENSA)

IBFAN has many concerns about FENSA and the General Work Plan.

2G2H2 31.1. 2018. Baby-Milk-Action-IBFAN-GWP.    IBFAN EB Jan 18

Below  are 2 pages taken from the Executive Summary of IBFAN’s latest monitoring report, Breaking the Rules, Stretching the Rules 2014, with some key sections from past World Health Assembly Resolutions.  This is a good  start!