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ABM STATEMENT ON CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19)

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Please note: information about COVID-19 transmission is emerging daily. The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine’s recommendations are current as of the publication date. Please consult resources such as the CDC and the WHO for the most recent guidance.... Visit Website

There is no scientific evidence that breastmilk can spread the coronavirus. WHO recommends to continue breastfeeding.

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In view of the situation with the new coronavirus (Covid-19) and the challenges it poses, the Ministry of Health explained that so far there is no scientific evidence to prove the transmission of the coronavirus through breastfeeding. The Technical Note No. 7/2020, by the Department of Strategic Programme Actions, Department of Primary Health Care ofLeer más »There is no scientific evidence that breastmilk can spread the coronavirus. WHO recommends to continue breastfeeding.

Introduction to COVID-19: methods for detection, prevention, response and control

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Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are known to cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). A novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was identified in 2019 in Wuhan, China. This is a new coronavirus that has not beenLeer más »Introduction to COVID-19: methods for detection, prevention, response and control

Recomendaciones para el manejo clínico perinatal con riesgo de adquirir COVID-19

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Idioma: ESPAÑOL - Archivo PDF elaborado en Uruguay el 18 de marzo d 2020, en conjunto por el Departamento de Neonatología del Hospital de Clínicas, Facultad de Medicina, UdelaR. Departamento de Neonatología del Centro Hospitalario Pereira Rossell, Facultad de Medicina, UdelaR. Servicio de Recién Nacidos, Centro Hospitalario Pereira Rossell, Hospital de la Mujer, ASSE. VerLeer más »Recomendaciones para el manejo clínico perinatal con riesgo de adquirir COVID-19

WABA | WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK 2022, COMING SOON

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World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) is a global network of individuals and organisations dedicated to the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding worldwide. Annually, WABA coordinates and organises the World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) between Aug 1-7. Since 2016, we have aligned our WBW campaign to United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We call this WBW-SDGsLeer más »WABA | WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK 2022, COMING SOON

Against warning labels on junk food in Mexico How Switzerland danced to the Nestlé tune

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Mexico has implemented black STOP-style signs on unhealthy foods to combat the country’s rampant obesity trend. However, the project was met with fierce resistance from multinational companies and their host states. At the forefront: Nestlé and Switzerland. Documents and e-mail exchanges show how willingly the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs jumped in to defend the food giant’s commercial interests against Mexico’s health policy. According… Leer más »Against warning labels on junk food in Mexico How Switzerland danced to the Nestlé tune

Idec sues Nestlé, Mead Johnson and Danone for the ´Game of Mistakes´

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In late May, the Brazilian Institute for Consumer Protection (Idec) filed a Public Civil Action (ACP) against Nestlé Brasil, Mead Johnson Brasil and Danone, asking for accountability for cross-promotion. The companies maintain similarities between the packaging of infant formulas — whose commercial promotion is prohibited or restricted — and that of dairy compounds, according to the piece presented to the São Paulo Court of Justice.… Leer más »Idec sues Nestlé, Mead Johnson and Danone for the ´Game of Mistakes´

World Food Safety Day: who should be held accountable for the US baby deaths?

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IBFAN has worked since its founding in 1979 to ensure optimal feeding for infants and young children, citizens who are most vulnerable to food safety hazards. For babies who are not breastfed, the contamination of commercial baby milks and foods is particularly serious because these products are the sole source of food during the firstLeer más »World Food Safety Day: who should be held accountable for the US baby deaths?

Global trading standards must follow WHO in restricting harmful marketing 75th World Health Assembly, Geneva, 22-28th May, 2022

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IBFAN, the global network that has helped governments stop harmful marketing of baby feeding products for the last 40 years, attended the 75th World Health Assembly (WHA) in May. With so many difficult political issues on the Assembly agenda  –  emergencies,  military conflicts, decisions on pandemics, the climate crisis, the need for sustainable WHO financing to name just a fewLeer más »Global trading standards must follow WHO in restricting harmful marketing 75th World Health Assembly, Geneva, 22-28th May, 2022

Día Mundial de Protección de la Lactancia Materna

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Únase a nosotros el viernes 20 de mayo para el webinar del Día Mundial de la Protección de la Lactancia Materna para discutir el impacto de la comercialización de sucedáneos de la leche materna en las decisiones de alimentación infantil y los avances y desafíos de implementar el Código Internacional de Lactancia Materna Comercialización de Sucedáneos de la Leche Materna en los países.

Marketing of breastmilk substitutes: national implementation of the international code, status report 2022

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This report provides updated information on the status of implementation of the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes (BMS) and subsequent relevant World Health Assembly (WHA) resolutions (collectively referred to as “the Code”) in countries. It presents the legal status of the Code, including the extent to which the provisions of the Code have been incorporated in national legal measures. The report examines how legal measuresLeer más »Marketing of breastmilk substitutes: national implementation of the international code, status report 2022

NEW WHO report on the scope and impact of digital marketing for the promotion of breast-milk substitutes

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Using algorithms and artificial intelligence, transnational baby food companies are targeting women with misleading tailored messages that present their products – many of which are not only unnecessary, but risky, flavoured and ultra-processed – as the solution to normal infant and young child feeding problems. They post messages on social media 46 times a month with each post reaching 40,000Leer más »NEW WHO report on the scope and impact of digital marketing for the promotion of breast-milk substitutes