IBFAN was one of the four recipients of the Right Livelihood Award, often referred to as the "Alternative Nobel Prize". IBFAN was honoured "for its committed and effective campaigning over nearly 20 years for the right of mothers to choose to breastfeed their babies free from the commercial pressure and misinformation with which companies promote breastmilk substitutes"

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About the orgination
Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding :World Health Assembly (WHA) and UNICEF adopted the Global Strategy,which sets five additional targets: national policy on infant and young child feeding, community outreach, information support, infant feeding in difficult circumstances and monitoring and evaluation.
A simple guide to the Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child feeding
10 Areas of Action
Infant Young Child Feeding Programmes
National Policy, Programme and Coordination
Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative
Implementation of the  International Code
Maternity Protection
Health and Nutrition Care
Community Outreach
Information Support
Infant Feeding & HIV
Infant Feeding during Emergencies
Monitoring and Evaluation



Launches the Global Report on Infant Feeding
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One Asia Breastfeeding Partners Forum

One Asia Breastfeeding Partners Forum 9
Luang Prabang, Lao PDR on 28-30 October, 2013
Theme: Maternal and Infant and Young Child Feeding and Nutrition


Global Conference on Meeting Nutritional Challenges with Sustainability and Equity, Dates: 2-3 August, 2009
People call Upon GAIN to leave India and Government of India to regulate PPPs
call upon GAIN to leave india

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27th October 2014, Brunei: IBFAN Asia launches “Best Feeding – Wholesome Baby Food Recipes from Asian homes to complement breastfeeding” book in Brunei at the 10th One Asia Breastfeeding Partners Forum Find out more>>

The One Asia Breastfeeding Partners Forum 10– at Bandar Seri Begawan , Brunei Darussalam on 27th -30th October, 2014

World Breastfeeding Week (1-7 August 2014)
Breastfeeding: A Winning Goal for Life!
    The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) applauds IBFAN Asia for celebrating World Breastfeeding Week! This year WABA celebrates 22 years of coordinating World Breastfeeding Week, and asserts the importance of increasing and sustaining the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding in the current Millennium Development Goals countdown, the post 2015 agenda and beyond. If you are organising an event, please let WABA know by making a PLEDGE, which will be noted on the special Pledge Map on the WBW 2014 website. See the simple Pledge Form here:  

We call on all celebrants of WABA World Breastfeeding Week to Protect, Promote and Support Breastfeeding: it is a vital Life-Saving Goal!

The Korea Breastfeeding Network (KBN): The World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) 2014 Ceremony “Breastfeeding: A Winning Goal for Life!” The 6th KBN Ambassador appointment And Talk Concert on Breastfeeding



World Breastfeeding Conference 2012

More than 700 participants joined from 83 countries Find out more>>
  • Effect of nutrition education on exclusive breastfeeding for nutritional outcome of low birth weight babies download paper
  • Antiretroviral Regimens in Pregnancy and Breast-Feeding in Botswana see the study
  • WHA RESOLUTION 63. - 2010, The Sixty-third World Health Assembly see>>
  • Comment on the Draft for Consultation " Investing in Our Common Future" Joint Action Plan for Women's and Children's Health by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki -moon click here
  • Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki -moon click here
  • PEDIATRICS : The Burden of Suboptimal Breastfeeding in the United States: A Pediatric Cost Analysis
    Melissa Bartick and Arnold Reinhold Pediatrics published online April 5 ,2010 download study

  • HIV and ininfant feedining Revised Principles and Recommendations – Rapid Advice download report
  • Use of Antiretroviral Drugs for Treating Pregnant Women and Preventing HIV Infection in Infants – Rapid Advice download report
  • "7th Asia-Pacific United Nations Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission Task Force Meeting" held in Chennai, India in September 2009. IBFAN Asia participated in the meeting download report
  • Summary of Report: The perceived efficiency of development activities related to improving infant and young child nutrition in low-income countries.--by Sophie Peloquin, BSc. Nutrition
  • NGO holds exhibition to stress benefits of breast milk:
    AN ART exhibition titled “Motherhood: Celebrating and Supporting Women as Mothers, Workers and Nurturers!” is currently being held in George Town in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the World Alliance for Breast-feeding Action (Waba). click here

  • The study which has been published in the New England Journal Of Medicine (17 June 2010) has concluded that 'All regimens of HAART from pregnancy through 6 months post partum resulted in high rates of virologic suppression, with an overall rate of mother-to-child transmission of 1.1%.' Please use this information to have an enhanced advocacy in your part of the world to strengthen breastfeeding counseling services for HIV positive mothers. click here
  • World health assembly calls for ending of inappropriate promotion of baby foods,Press Release: World Health Assembly adopts two landmark Resolutions on the promotion of junk foods and baby foods, 21st May 2010 click here
  • Study: Lack of breastfeeding costs lives, billions of dollars Miriam Falco, CNN Medical News Managing Editor, April 5, 2010 -- Updated 1406 GMT (2206 HKT) click here
  • Multinationals Break Vietnam Law in Formula Sales HANOI — Multinational companies in Vietnam sell baby formula so aggressively that they routinely stretch and sometimes break laws designed to promote breastfeeding, an AP investigation has found. --By BEN STOCKING /AP WRITER Monday, September 21, 2009 click here
  • Govt of Pakistan has notified the Breast feeding rule and regulation click here
  • Colombo Declaration on Infant and Young Child Feeding click here
  • The '3 in 1' Training Programme Capacity building initiative for building health workers' skills in infant and young child feeding counseling (Based on WHO and UNICEF's 3 courses on breastfeeding , complementary feeding and HIV infant feeding counseling.) click here
  • Press release on Breastfeeding research by Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) website : damaging the worldwide efforts to protect, promote and support breastfeeding.
  • Dr. Arun Gupta, gBICS Chairperson calls on Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) - to remove damaging statement on recent research about androgen levels and breastfeeding which has resulted in widespread media headlines seriously damaging the worldwide efforts to protect, promote and support breastfeeding. To read the full statement from Arun Gupta, please click here.
  • Rector Digernes' (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) response to Dr.Arun Gupta's letter regarding the press release on breastfeeding here.
  • Statement by WABA
    Norwegian Research on Androgens and Breastfeeding WABA's response to misleading information and unfounded claims. To read the full statement, please click here.
  • Research as an extreme sport by Per Brandtzaeg, Professor, Department of Pathology, Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet :We have recently seen an example of the latter where communication has gone astray. A researcher from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) has created confusion related to the conscientious work involved in motivating mothers to breastfeed their infants.
    Translated into English from the Norwegian newspaper VG., Debatt pp. 46-47, February 2, 2010. Click here for the full article.
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