Policy - Law Organizing the Marketing of Infant and Young Child Feeding Products and Tools (Law No.47)

Published by:
Published year:
December 2008
Is the policy document adopted?:
Adopted year:
Adopted by:
Ministry of Health
Type of policy:
Legislation relevant to nutrition


Legislation Details
Article 2: Aim
This Law aims at providing safe and healthy food to infants and young children by protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding and ensuring safe use of infants and children food and complementary food products (when needed) according to adequate information, and providing the right information and educating parents and health workers about infant and young child health and nutrition through regulating the methods and practices of marketing and distribution to achieve this aim.
This Law encourages exclusive breastfeeding during the first six months of age, and adopting the adequate complementary food practices as of the age of six months; making sure breastfeeding is continued for not less than two years, as a way of endorsing infant and young child nutrition.

WHO Global Nutrition Policy Review 2009-2010

Further notes: 

Scope of the Code: 0-36 months of age

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