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Published On: Fri, Jul 31st, 2020

Health facilities in Kaduna promote breast milk substitute – NGO

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From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna

A Group under the auspices of Save the Children International (SCI), has alleged that some health facilities in Kaduna state are engaged in promoting infant formula also known as Breast Milk Substitute (BMS).
SCI stated this in a report entitled, “Periodic Monitoring and Reporting of Health Facilities Compliance on BMS Code and Nutrition Services in Kauru and Soba Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Kaduna State”.
According to the report made available to the media in kaduna yesterday stated that the practice contravened the International Code of marketing BMS.
The NGO said that the practice was also against Nigeria’s Marketing of Infant and Young Children Food (IYCF) and other Designated Products Regulations 2019.
It explained that the BMS Code and Nigeria’s IYCF marketing regulations were designed to end inappropriate promotion of foods for infants and young children.

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