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Government approves draft law on breastfeeding

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11 APRIL 2014: The law department has given approval to draft the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Protection of Breastfeeding and Child Nutrition (amended) Act 2013. The proposed law for one of Pakistan’s four provinces, makes the manufacturers of formula milk bound to seek permission for marketing and sale of their products and awards penalties to health workers for prescribing bottled or packaged milk and its products to the people.

The law calls for campaigns to spread the message that infants should be breastfed for two years because it will increase their immunity against childhood diseases. The government will be responsible for ensuring that  the job description of the health workers covers effective promotion of breastfeeding.

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  • Dr muhammad Iqbal Makwal | Dec 13, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Breast Feeding up to 2 year should be mandatory to strengthen the Immunity in the kids and also avoid from the gutti or other bad evil habits present in our society which are the potent source of infection in the infancy and early childhood. Up to 1st 6month nothing is given to the kids except Mother milk after that weaning started accordingly to achieve the 4th goal of MDGs. …regards ….. Dr Muhammad Iqbal Makwal

  • Muhammad Amjad | Dec 17, 2014 at 2:59 am

    I strongly agree with this law.