Working within the Code: Health professionals' guide

This resources supports health services to adhere to the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes (the Code), to protect breastfeeding and ensure that parents who formula feed have access to accurate and evidence-based information.

The Code is an integral tool to help protect babies’ rights: enabling families to make infant feeding choices free from commercial influence, with full understanding of what is in their child’s best interest, and giving babies the best possible chance to grow, develop and flourish in their critical foundation years.

This guide will help health professionals to use the Code in their daily practice and to negotiate some of the challenges and questions you face in your work, enabling you to approach tricky situations with confidence and integrity. Find out more about the Code.

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Further reading

Working within the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes: A guide for health workers