Health and Human Development - Global health: promoting breastfeeding
The benefits of breastfeeding have been promoted through a variety of
activities funded by the Commonwealth Government. WHO and UNICEF 
launched the baby friendly hospital initiative in 1991 in an attempt to
promote the Ten Steps To Successful Breastfeeding.
The steps included practices such as educating all mothers on the
advantages of breast milk, ensuring that newborn babies were kept in the
same room as their mothers, not using feeding bottles and assisting mothers
with any difficulties they may experience when attempting to breastfeed.
They envisaged that this practice would be routine in all hospitals
throughout the world by 1995.
WHO and UNICEF also developed a Code of Marketing Of Breastfeeding
Substitutes as part of this strategy.
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