Policy - Regulation on Import, Produce and sale of Breast-milk Substitutes in the Maldives

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Maldives Food and Drug Authority
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Maldives Food and Drug Authority
Type of policy:
Legislation relevant to nutrition


Legislation Details

Section 2. Aim of this regulations
The aims of this regulation is to contribute to the good health, safe and optimal nutrition of infants and young children and of pregnant and lactating women, by
(1) Regulating the production quality, marketing and distribution, and the information and instructions for the correct use, of infant formula, follow up formula, infant foods/complementary foods for infants and young children as well as feeding bottles and teats;
(2) Regulating the marketing of nutritional supplements for pregnant and lactating women;
(3) Promoting exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life;
(4) Protecting and promoting continued breastfeeding for up two years or beyond, with introduction of new foods into the infants’ diet after the period of exclusive breastfeeding.


WHO (2013) Country implementation of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes: Status report 2011 (http://www.who.int/nutrition/publications/infantfeeding/statusreport2011...) / WHO Global Nutrition Policy Review 2009-2010 / Link to eLENA "Regulation of marketing breast-milk substitutes" : http://www.who.int/entity/elena/titles/regulation_breast-milk_substitute...

Further notes: 

Scope of the Code: 0-6 months of age

Revision log

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 14:45engesveenkEdited by engesveenk.draft
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