ІBFAN in Ukraine - improving the health and nutrition of children

WHAT IS ІBFAN?
The World Association for the Protection of Baby Food IBFAN is an association of voluntary organizations in developing countries and industrialized countries that set themselves the goal of improving the health and nutrition of children, their mothers and families by promoting breastfeeding and combating the irresponsible marketing policies of companies baby food manufacturers.

The International Baby Food Network (ІBFAN) was founded on October 12, 1979, on the last day of the Joint Meeting of the WHO and UNICEF on infant and young child nutrition.

IBFAN-NETWORK The global IBFAN system consists of membership groups, associations and individuals. There are different groups in IBFAN: they can only deal with the nutrition of toddlers, these can be mother support groups, consumer associations, groups for the protection of the rights of citizens. In some of them only volunteers work, in others - permanent staff.

The common thing in these groups is that they all implement the International Code and the subsequent resolutions of the World Health Assembly. They are the main tool that ІBFAN uses to ensure that baby food marketing does not have a negative impact on children's health.

Basic principles of IBPHANІBFAN in Ukraine - improving the health and nutrition of children - image №1
1. The right of children everywhere to have a high level of health.
2. The right of families, and especially women and children, to have enough food.
3. The right of women to breastfeed and to make a conscious choice regarding the nutrition of babies.
4. The right of women to the full support of successful breastfeeding and the practice of healthy nutrition of the baby.
5. The right of all people to medical care to meet basic needs.
6. The right of health workers and consumers to a health care system free of commercial pressure.
7. The right of people to organize themselves in the international community to support health protection projects.

International Code of Distribution of Breast Milk Substitutes
Purpose of the Codeare protecting and supporting breastfeeding by ensuring proper marketing methods and distributing breast milk substitutes.
How did the Codex come about?The code was written in accordance with the international recommendations of WHO and UNICEF and adopted by the International Health Assembly in 1981.

Why did the Code arise?Studies have shown that commercial promotion of the distribution of breast milk substitutes in different countries of the world has a negative impact on the frequency and duration of breastfeeding. The code was adopted to interrupt the practice of widespread advertising and marketing of infant formula and baby food for children up to 6 months.

Which products are subject to the Code? All products that are distributed as breast milk substitutes. These include artificial mixtures and other dairy products, baby food, juices. Similarly, the Codex is subject to bottle feeding and nipple use. The Code does not prohibit the sale of these products, it only contains the rules according to which they should be distributed.

Who is responsible for implementing and complying with the provisions of the Code? Responsible persons are manufacturers and distributors of products. Their actions must meet the requirements of the Code.In some countries, established mechanisms for reporting and further action plan for identifying violations of the Code. Health workers should be familiar with the Code in order to be able to protect mothers and children from commercial influence.

ІBFAN in Ukraine - improving the health and nutrition of children - image №2What the Code does not apply to
It does not prohibit the production and availability of breast milk substitutes.
It does not apply to supplementary feeding of children after 6 months of life with proper use.

What undermines the normal process of breastfeeding?
Free samples for mothers;
Things that advertise a company and contain its name and emblem;
Gifts from the company to mothers and health care workers;
Booklets of companies on baby food and child care;
Direct deliveries of products or equipment to medical institutions;
Advertising publications for medical professionals;
Financing of professional events and individual promotional activities.

What are the main provisions of the Code?
It is forbidden to advertise these products to the public;
It is forbidden to distribute free samples;
It is forbidden to advertise products in medical institutions;
It is forbidden to give advice to mothers by company representatives;
It is forbidden to give gifts to mothers, health workers and give free samples of products;
Information for medical professionals may be purely scientific in nature and based on facts;
All information about artificial feeding, including the inscription on the products, can explain the benefits of breastfeeding and the danger associated with artificial feeding;
Charitable transfer of equipment to medical institutions can not be related to advertising of artificial mixtures;
It is forbidden to provide hospitals with samples of breast-milk substitutes for free or with discounts;
It is forbidden to place on the packaging words or images that idealize artificial feeding, including the image of children;
It is forbidden to advertise products that are inappropriate for feeding children, such as sweetened condensed milk;
Producers and distributors must comply with the provisions of the Code, even if countries have not adopted relevant laws or other measures.

The full text of the International Code of Marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes

WABA (World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action).
WABA (World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action). It is an international union that brings together organizations and individuals who believe that breastfeeding is the right of all children and mothers, and devote themselves to the protection, promotion and support of this right. WABA was organized on February 14, 1991. WABA promotions are based on the Innocenti Declaration, 10 connections and the Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding. WABA works closely with UNICEF.

WABA(World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action)

 

WABA goals
Restore and maintain a global breastfeeding culture;
The elimination of all barriers to breastfeeding;
Expansion of regional and national collaborative level;
Protection of breastfeeding in development, women and environmental programs.

Representatives of IBFAN in Ukraine are:

Center of Parental Culture "Birth"
Dnepropetrovsk,
Prospect Geroev d. 21, of.181,
tel. (056) 788-68-22

Center pidtrymki laktatsії ta thoracic vigodovuvannya "Materniske dzherelo"
m. Lviv,
st. J. Washington, 6
Perinatal center, the center of the lamb
(0322) 442-124

Breastfeeding Support Group
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