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BABIES BEFORE BOTTOM LINES FROM WHO

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We call on manufacturers and distributors of commercial milk formula to #EndExploitativeMarketing offormula milk products.  We call on NationalGovernments to enact, monitor, and enforce laws to prevent theunethical marketing of formula milk products, and to invest substantially insupporting mothers and families and their infant feeding practices.  We call on HealthProfessionals to counter the targeting of the formula milkindustry. We call onLeer más »BABIES BEFORE BOTTOM LINES FROM WHO

IBFAN defends Mexico’s warning label against food industry attacks

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The ultra-processed products and sugary drinks industry is seeking, through injunctions, to delay and eliminate Mexico’s  front warning labeling, putting their commercial interests before the health of Mexicans. despite the fact that the front warning labeling that is supported by national and international organizations, and has shown to be a tool that could help  curb the obesity and diabetes crisis that Mexico is going through. IBFAN… Leer más »IBFAN defends Mexico’s warning label against food industry attacks

COP27

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I deeply believe that COP27 is an opportunity to showcase unity against an existential threat that we can only overcome through concerted action and effective implementation.

WHO Global Strategy for Food Safety – why does it fail to protect babies?

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As you know, IBFAN greatly values WHO’s efforts to protect maternal and child health and its clear wish to strengthen Member States’ food safety capacity. However, following the launch of the WHO Global Strategy for Food Safety on Monday we feel we must express our concerns that private sector interests are unduly influencing and risk undermining WHO’s normative work. The Strategy was launched at the same time as the 14th multi-stakeholder World… Leer más »WHO Global Strategy for Food Safety – why does it fail to protect babies?

Breastfeeding International Emergency Response with IBFAN Pakistan Report

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June 2022,  The worst .floods in Pakistan‘s  history put a third of the country under water and  killed 1,717 people.   The monsoon rains, melting glaciers and severe heat wave were all linked to climate change. It is the world’s deadliest flood since the 2020 South Asian floods.  IBFAN Pakistan is  providing health, nutrition and breastfeeding counselling, and education on avoiding ultra-processed products and eating healthy local foods. Photo: Magdalena Whoolery.   Please send donations marked PAKISTAN. Following Pakistan’s unprecedented Monsoon flooding, IBFAN… Leer más »Breastfeeding International Emergency Response with IBFAN Pakistan Report

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