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Announcing the WHO/UNICEF e-learning Course on the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes

Department of Nutrition for Health and Development (NHD) In spite of clear messages on the importance and advantages of breastfeeding, promotion and sales of breast-milk substitutes, such as infant formula, follow-up formula and other products intended to partially or fully replace breast-milk, continues unabated. Global sales of breast-milk substitutes currently total US$ 44.8 billion, and […]

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South Africa has made giant strides in breastfeeding. But it’s still taboo in public places

Reuters/Adrees Latif Chantell Witten, North-West University South Africa has a long history of promoting breastfeeding as an important part of promoting child health in the country. Even during the height of apartheid, the health fraternity acknowledged the need to keep breastfeeding at the forefront of children’s development. The first breastfeeding campaign was launched in October 1987. Several other […]