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ANALYSIS OF THE PROVISIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CODE OF MARKETING OF BREASTMILK SUBSTITUTES (BMS)

By Bobboi U. A. (Mrs) MNIFST, Chief Regulatory Officer, Establishment Inspection Directorate, NAFDAC, Abuja and Owoade Adeyinka Olabisi Laboratory Technologist II, Establishment Inspection Directorate, NAFDAC, Abuja .

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Aim of the Code

The code aims to protect breastfeeding by ensuring appropriate marketing and distribution of BMS.

Scope of the Code

The code applies to BMS when marketed or otherwise represented as a partial or total replacement for breast milk.

BMS include foods and beverages such as:

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A CHILD’S RIGHT TO ADEQUATE NUTRITION

By Nwosu Anulika Princess ROI, PV/PMSS, NAFDAC Head Quarters Abuja

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INTRODUCTION/ BACKGROUND

It is no doubt that adequate nutrition promotes good health for every living being. For children it is even more critical as globally, more than one third of child deaths are attributable to undernutrition. Undernutrition is an important underlying cause of illness and death in Africa especially among women and young children – probably contributing to more than half the deaths among under five year olds.

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