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Re: Infant and Young Child Feeding [message #1701 is a reply to message #1693] Mon, 31 March 2014 20:13 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
rperezescamilla is currently offline  rperezescamilla
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I strongly support this proposal. Infant/child feeding data should now reflect the nutritional transition low and middle countries are going through. Also, the question addressing WHO Code violation is extremely relevant.

I would like to propose adding a second WHO Code violation question to capture the distribution of free or reduced price samples of infant formula. This practice is a disincentive for breastfeeding, has not been systematically documented in low and middle income countries, and represents a fragrant Code violation.

I suggest the following wording:

New Question: DURING YOUR PREGNANCY OR SINCE (NAME) WAS BORN/ HAVE YOU RECEIVED FREE INFANT FORMULA OR COUPONS FOR FREE OR REDUCED PRICE FORMULA?


Rafael Perez-Escamilla, PhD
Yale School of Public Health
 
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