IBFAN Asia Newswire

The Last word on Infant and Young Child Feeding

Series - 1 , October 2013

International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) Asia News-wire is an electronic resource- lead, which will give you the most reliable and updated information on issues related to feeding of babies. The purpose of this newswire is to mobilize public opinion and generate demands for creating support for women to breastfeed. This news-wire will be a regular feature for sharing examples of action across Asia.

This news-wire will also serve as the platform for advocating our flagship campaign i.e. the “Babies Need Mom Made Not Man Made”, which is an extension of our “One Million Campaign”. Our campaign will focus on exposing misinformation spread by baby food companies and their allies.

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  • India Exposed the Tactics of Baby Food Giants
    Nestle, Heinz and Abbott found violating the Infant Milk Substitutes Feeding Bottles, and Infant Foods (Regulation of Production, Supply and Distribution) Act 1992, and Amendment Act 2003. Violations include sponsoring doctors meetings, selling products on discount through web-sales, misleading women for use of cereal foods at 4 months are few to mention.
  • Lancet Series on Nutrition Challenged
    A group of experts challenged the Lancet series published in June while it was launched in India raising issues of conflict of interests and also the evidence.
  • Punjab and Assam NRHM (India) leads the way to commit for action on breastfeeding
    A state level workshop on “Ensuring Child Survival and Development by Enhancing Optimal Infant and Young Child Feeding” organized by Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India (BPNI) in collaboration with NRHM Punjab and Assam initiated the state advocacy drive. This state advocacy workshop will reach 5 more states in the coming future.
  • Thailand’s 4th National Breastfeeding Conference takes headway to the International Code
    Thailand hosted the 4th National conference supported by the health promotion funds of the Royal programme organized by Thailand IBFAN group and Thai Breastfeeding Foundation. More than 1000 people from all over Thailand participated in the conference. Dr.Arun Gupta represented BPNI/IBFAN Asia at the conference and also delivered a talk on the global breastfeeding movement. This activity occurs every 2 years which sets an example for other nations.



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