Tuesday, November 08, 2011

What is the WHO-Code?

Bettina Forbes has written a compelling and comprehensive overview of the WHO Code and why a lack of adherence to the Code is harming - and even killing - babies. Worth a look even if you just take in the horrific picture of the wee babe with necrotizing enterocolitis, a sometimes fatal disease that strikes premature babies in the NICU who are fed infant formula.

What is the WHO-CODE? | Best for Babes: What is the WHO-CODE?
By Bettina Forbes, CLC | Posted on November 8, 2011 | 9 Comments
The primary purpose of the “WHO-CODE” is to protect mothers and babies from the highly effective, aggressive and predatory marketing of substitutes for breastfeeding (i.e. infant formula, bottles, artificial nipples) at the most vulnerable period of their lives, the birth of a new baby.

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