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||First published 1981
||WHO: The International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes
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||The International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes was developed in 1981 as a global public health strategy by the general assembly of the World Health Organization (WHO), in close consultation with member states and other concerned parties. This Code, and a number of subsequent World Health Assembly (WHA) resolutions, recommends restrictions on the marketing of breastmilk substitutes, such as infant formula, to ensure that mothers are not discouraged from breastfeeding and that substitutes are used safely if needed. The Code also covers feeding bottles and teats..— Excerpted from International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.