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"

Find out
"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


The State of Policies and Programme Implementation of the Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding in 51 Countries

For assessment findings detailed reports and report card
World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative (WBTi


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
Manipulation by Assistance: Undermining Breastfeeding-- by Dr.Arun Gupta
India lags behind in Infant Mortality, Lancet Shows the Way Forward-- by Dr.Arun Gupta
New evidence Calls upon the Government of India to Scale Breastfeeding and Complementary Counselling to a Coverage of 99% >>more

Flaws in Child Nutrition and Health Governance -- by Dr.Arun Gupta and Navdeep Singh Khaira

A consensus call to national child health programs “Drop mixed-feeding”
-- by Dr.Arun Gupta and Dr. JP. Dadhich

Timely Initiation of Breastfeeding within 1st Hour of Birth

Strategies for Children under Six --by working Group on children under six

World Breastfeeding Week 2007: An early start on breast milk saves infants’ lives

Lipid profile of term infants on exclusive breastfeeding and mixed feeding: a comparative study--by D Harit, MMA Faridi, A Aggarwal, SB Sharma

Infant feeding counselling for HIV-infected and uninfected, women: appropriateness of choice and practice -- RM Bland,a NC Rollins,a,b HM Coovadia,c A Coutsoudisb & ML Newella

Initiating breastfeeding within one hour of birth : A scientific brief --by Arun Gupta

Infant and Young Child Feeding : An ‘Optimal’ Approach -- Dr Arun Gupta

Feed babies when they are born: As Indian policy makers fumble, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka zoom     ahead  --Dr Arun Gupta

Original Article: Mother's iron status, breastmilk iron and lactoferrin -are they related? --European Journal of Clinical Nutrition advance online publication 1 March 2006

How Safe are Infant Formulas? --Dr.JP Dadhich, Department of Pediatrics, SL Jain Hospital, Ashok Vihar, Delhi.

Delayed Breastfeeding Initiation Increases Risk of Neonatal Mortality-- by
Karen M. Edmond, MMSc, FRCPCHa,b, Charles Zandoh, MSca, Maria A. Quigley, MSc c, Seeba Amenga-Etego, MSca, Seth Owusu-Agyei, PhDa, Betty R. Kirkwood, MSc, FMedScib

Tackling Obesity : In it's infancy:Obesity is the nutritional disorder coming into picture more...

Role of health care delivery in promoting early and exclusive breastfeeding and related economic gains..... --by Dr. JP Dadhich,Dr Arun Gupta,Dr. M.M.A. Faridi

Scaling up Exclusive Breastfeeding--by Dr. Arun Gupta, Dr. Deeksha Sharma and Mrs. Vandana Sabharwal

Early exclusive breastfeeding reduces the risk of postnatal HIV-1 transmission and increases HIV-free survival

Why ensure exclusive breastfeeding for all babies?:
--Dr.Arun Gupta

Exclusive Breastfeeding : The Gold Standerd
SAVE,SOUND,SUSTAINABLE --Dr. Arun Gupta & Mrs. Jessy George

Infant and Young Child Undernutrition: Where Lie the Solutions? --by Dr.Arun Gupta, Jon E Rohde





Exclusively Breastfed Babies of the year 2006