NO MORE MILK SCANDALSSUPPORT WOMEN TO BREASTFEED
Thousands of babies fell seriously ill in China because the milk they drank was contaminated with melamine. Some even died. These babies were not breastfed because
baby milk companies convinced parents that their products were better than breastmilk
women lacked adequate support to breastfeed their babies at the work place
women lacked correct information about infant feeding.
Evidence points out how vital breastfeeding is to infant survival with health. Women are being forced to stop breastfeeding and give their babies infant milk powders because of lack of facilities and support to women to breastfeed and increasing commercial interference in infant feeding.
Potential disasters are waiting to happen across the world. We’ll deliver our call to world leaders to implement the International Code for Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes and subsequent relevant World Health Assembly Resolutions, ensure breastfeeding friendly workplaces for women at the World Health Assembly in May 2009.
RAISE YOUR VOICE TO SUPPORT WOMEN TO BREASTFEED.
Sign the petition now…
To world leaders:
As citizens, we call for a stop to commercial interference in infant nutrition, the strict implementation of the International Code for Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes and ensuring support for women to breastfeed. We urge you to create/implement legislation that restricts infant milk manufacturers from promoting their products as breastmilk substitutes/baby foods, to have a budgeted plan of action to promote and support women for optimal breastfeeding and to ensure breastfeeding friendly workplaces with adequate nursing breaks in the public and private sector so that working women are not forced to abandon breastfeeding.
Sign the Petition here: http://www.onemillioncampaign.org/en/Details_Petitions.aspx