Policy - National Breastfeeding Policy and Action Plan 2015-2020

Date:
2015
End year:
2020
Published by:
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Directorate
Published year:
2015
Is the policy document adopted?:
Yes
Adopted year:
2015
Adopted by:
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Directorate, Parliamentary Secretariat for Health
Type of policy:
Nutrition policy, strategy or plan focusing on specific nutrition areas

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Goals
Goals, objectives or targets related to nutrition: 

This policy aims to protect, support and promote exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life and thereafter for breastfeeding to continue with appropriate complementary feeding, taking into account the latest recommendations from WHO, UNICEF and the European Commission.

Objectives:

The objective of this policy is to create the necessary supportive environment and enhance the appropriate culture to facilitate the individual’s choice for breastfeeding in order to achieve optimal infant and young child feeding by supporting all mothers who decide to breastfeed in:

  • initiating breastfeeding,
  • maintaining breastfeeding exclusively for first six months and,
  • continuing breastfeeding with appropriate complementary foods until two years and beyond, or for as long as the mother and baby wish.
Reference: 

WHO 2nd Global Nutrition Policy Review 2016-2017

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Mon, 02/19/2018 - 14:43engesveenkPolicy moderated by engesveenk.published
Fri, 07/08/2016 - 02:39engesveenkPolicy moderated by engesveenk.published
Sat, 01/09/2016 - 19:35kmzillmerCreated by kmzillmer.needs_review