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Originally Posted by stockingup99
I think next I'd like to find the WHO guidelines about formula not being given to nursing moms, and go meet with someone at the church. Am I right in thinking that if the do good works around the world, they probably use those guidlines for other things?
This global strategy provides governments and society’s other main
agents with both a valuable opportunity and a practical instrument
for rededicating themselves, individually and collectively, to protecting,
promoting and supporting safe and adequate feeding for
infants and young children everywhere.
33. With these considerations in mind, the global strategy includes as a
priority for all governments the achievement of the following additional
● to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate a comprehensive
policy on infant and young child feeding, in the context of
national policies and programmes for nutrition, child and reproductive
health, and poverty reduction;
● to ensure that the health and other relevant sectors protect, promote
and support exclusive breastfeeding for six months and
continued breastfeeding up to two years of age or beyond, while
providing women access to the support they require – in the
family, community and workplace – to achieve this goal;
● to promote timely, adequate, safe and appropriate complementary
feeding with continued breastfeeding;
● to provide guidance on feeding infants and young children in
exceptionally difficult circumstances, and on the related support
required by mothers, families and other caregivers;
● to consider what new legislation or other suitable measures may
be required, as part of a comprehensive policy on infant and
young child feeding, to give effect to the principles and aim of
the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes
and to subsequent relevant Health Assembly resolutions.
● ensuring that all who are responsible for communicating with
the general public, including educational and media authorities,
provide accurate and complete information about appropriate
infant and young child feeding practices, taking into account
prevailing social, cultural and environmental circumstances;
For support in the community
● promoting development of community-based support networks
to help ensure appropriate infant and young child feeding, for
example mother-to-mother support groups and peer or lay counsellors,
For support for feeding infants difficult circumstances
● giving guidance for identifying infants who have to be fed on
breast-milk substitutes, ensuring that a suitable substitute is provided
and fed safely for as long as needed by the infants concerned,
and preventing any “spillover effect” of artificial feeding
into the general population;
Nongovernmental organizations including community-based
41. The aims and objectives of a wide variety of nongovernmental
organizations operating locally, nationally and internationally include
promoting the adequate food and nutrition needs of young
children and families. For example, charitable and religious organizations,
consumer associations, mother-to-mother support groups,
family clubs, and child-care cooperatives all have multiple opportunities
to contribute to the implementation of this strategy through,
● providing their members accurate, up-to-date information about
infant and young child feeding;
● integrating skilled support for infant and young child feeding in
community-based interventions and ensuring effective linkages
with the health care system;
● contributing to the creation of mother- and child-friendly communities and workplaces that routinely support appropriate
infant and young child feeding;
● working for full implementation of the principles and aim of the
International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes and
subsequent relevant Health Assembly resolutions.
42. Parents and other caregivers are most directly responsible for feeding
children. Ever keen to ensure that they have accurate information
to make appropriate feeding choices, parents nevertheless are
limited by their immediate environment. Since they may have only
infrequent contact with the health care system during a child’s first
two years of life, it is not unusual for caregivers to be more influenced
by community attitudes than by the advice of health workers.
43. Additional sources of information and support are found in a variety
of formal and informal groups, including breastfeeding-support
and child-care networks, clubs and religious associations. Community-
based support, including that provided by other mothers, lay
and peer breastfeeding counsellors and certified lactation consultants,
can effectively enable women to feed their children appropriately.
Most communities have self-help traditions that could readily
serve as a base for building or expanding suitable support systems
to help families in this regard.
"Health care system" means governmental, nongovernmental or private institutions or organisations engaged, directly or indirectly, in health care for mothers, infants and pregnant women; and [v]nurseries or childcare institutions[/v]. It also includes health workers in private practice. For the purposes of this Code, the health care system does not include pharmacies or other established sales outlets.
"Health worker" means a person working in a component of such a health care system, whether professional or nonprofessional, including voluntary, unpaid workers.
Article 7. Health workers
7.1 Health workers should encourage and protect breastfeeding; and those who are concerned in particular with maternal and infant nutrition should make themselves familiar with their responsibilities under this Code, including the information specified in Article 4.2.
|7.4 Samples of infant formula or other products within the scope of this Code., or of equipment or utensils for their preparation or use, should not be provided to health workers except when necessary for the purpose of professional evaluation or research at the institutional level. Health workers should not give samples of infant formula to pregnant women, mothers of infants and young children, or members of their families.|
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