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

 

 
About IBFAN
The International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) consists of more than 200 public interest groups working around the world to save lives of infants and young children by working together to bring lasting changes in infant feeding practices at all levels. IBFAN aims to promote the health and well-being of infants and young children and their mothers through protection, promotion and support of optimal infant and young child feeding practices. IBFAN works for the universal and full implementation of ‘International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes’ and subsequent relevant World Health Assembly (WHA) resolutions.
 

IBFAN has celebrated its 25th anniversary on 12th Oct 2004 at Costa Rica.

One of the most important words in IBFAN’s name is action: the network is organised as a social movement which draws its strength from grass roots experience and pressure for change. Individually and collectively the community groups take action to secure lasting improvements in infant and young child feeding. The BF in IBFAN stands for Baby Food and indicates its emphasis on all foods promoted for babies from birth to two years and beyond. The infant food industry would love to see public attention restricted to just “infant formula” but IBFAN believes that there are many other foods and drinks which interfere with exclusive breastfeeding and which stop a mother from breastfeeding as long as she and her baby would like.

Recognition of IBFAN’s achievements

In 1998, IBFAN’s work was recognised when the network became one of the four recipients of the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the Alternative Nobel Prize. IBFAN was honoured “for its committed and effective campaigning over nearly 20 years for the right of mothers to breastfeed their babies free from the commercial pressure and misinformation used by companies to promote their breastmilk substitutes”.

The Regional Coordinating Offices

IBFAN is divided regionally with representatives from each region making up the IBFAN Coordinating Council (IBCoCo). Because of the occasionally sensitive nature of our work, all enquiries about IBFAN in a particular country must go through the Regional Coordinating Offices (RCOs).

Regional meetings are held about every 2 years to enable groups to share experiences, formulate policy and train each other. Regional Representatives are elected at these meetings to sit on the IBFAN Coordinating Council (IBCoCo). IBCoCo also meets about every 2 years to coordinate policy for the global network.

 
       
 

 

 

Exclusively Breastfed Babies of the year 2006