This post will discuss the roles and responsibilities of healthcare workers related to the WHO Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes, hereby known as The Code. “Health workers have a vital role to play in educating mothers and other caregivers about infant and young child feeding. It is also their moral, legal, and professional responsibility to protect, promote, and support optimal feeding,” (1).
These are just some of the most common questions asked regarding what The Code covers. I hope this gives you a little deeper understanding of The Code. WHO’s website has much more, free to download, at www.who.org.
Stay safe and keep on promoting breastfeeding!
Kathy Parkes, MSN-Ed, RN, IBCLC, FILCA CHC
Professional Development Educator
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