The International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes: frequently asked questions on the roles and responsibilities of health workers
Health workers play an important role in providing education about infant and young child feeding. Protecting, promoting and supporting optimal feeding is also a moral, legal and as a professional responsibility of health workers. Unfortunately, companies use health workers and health facilities to promote breastmilk substitutes. This WHO frequently asked questions document provides health workers with information about their responsibilities in protecting breastfeeding practices against the inappropriate promotion of breastmilk substitutes.