International code of marketing of breast milk substitutes annex 1 resolutions of the executive board at its sixty seventh session and of the thirty fourth world health assembly on the on the international code of marketing of breast milk substitutes annex 2 resolution of the thirty third world health assembly on infant and young child feeding annex 3 excerpts from the introductory . The 33rd world health assembly en may 1980 endorsed in their entirety the statement and recommendations agreed by consensus at this joint who unicef meeting and made particular mention of the recommendation that there should be an international code of marketing of infant formula and other products used as breast milk substitutes. The international code of marketing of breast milk substitutes is an international health policy framework for breastfeeding promotion adopted by the world health assembly of the world health organization in 1981 the code was developed as a global public health strategy and recommends restrictions on the marketing of breast milk substitutes such as infant formula to ensure that mothers are not discouraged from breastfeeding and that substitutes are used safely if needed the . Despite efforts to stop the harmful promotion of breast milk substitutes countries are still falling short in protecting parents from misleading information the report produced by who unicef and the international baby food action network ibfan provides an update on the status of implementing the international code of marketing of breast milk substitutes and subsequent relevant world health assembly wha resolutions the code in countries
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