1998 RECIPIENT OF THE
RIGHT LIVELIHOOD AWARD

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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"The State of the World's Breastfeeding" http://www.worldbreastfeedingtrends.org/

        
 
           
 
           
About the orgination
Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeing :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.
 
   
 
     
 
I Y C F 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
 


WBTi

ARE OUR BABIES FALLING THROUGH THE GAPS?
The State of Policies and Programme Implementation of the Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding in 51 Countries
ARE OUR BABIES FALLING THROUGH THE GAPS?-WBTi 51 Countries
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For assessment findings detailed reports and report card
World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative (WBTi

 

 
IYCF Programmes
Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative
(Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding)

 Activity and Result

 Supporting Documents
Hospitals and maternity units set a powerful example for new mothers. The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative ( BFHI ), launched in 1991, is an effort by UNICEF and the World Health Organization to ensure that all maternities,whether free standing or in a hospital, become centers of breastfeeding support.
for more information visit http://www.unicef.org/programme/breastfeeding/baby.htm
Activity and Result  

 


 




Supporting Documents  
 
  • The Ten Steps To Successful Breastfeeding

    The BFHI promotes, protects, and supports breastfeeding through The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding for Hospitals, as outlined by UNICEF/WHO. The steps for the United States are:

    1. Maintain a written breastfeeding policy that is routinely communicated  to all health care staff.
    2. Train all health care staff in skills necessary to implement this policy.
    3. Inform all pregnant women about the benefits and management of breastfeeding.
    4. Help mothers initiate breastfeeding within one hour of birth.
    5. Show mothers how to breastfeed and how to maintain lactation, even if they are separated from their infants.
    6. Give infants no food or drink other than breastmilk, unless medically indicated.
    7. Practice “rooming in”-- allow mothers and infants to remain together 24 hours a day.
    8. Encourage unrestricted breastfeeding.
    9. Give no pacifiers or artificial nipples to breastfeeding infants.
    10. Foster the establishment of breastfeeding support groups and refer mothers to them on discharge from the hospital or clinic
  • Exploring the impact of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative on trends in exclusive breastfeeding

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Exclusively Breastfed Babies of the year 2006