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Acceptable medical reasons for use of breast-milk substitutes

Author: WHO
Year: 2009
Resource type: Official

A list of acceptable medical reasons for supplementation was originally developed by WHO and UNICEF as an annex to the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) package of tools in 1992.
WHO and UNICEF agreed to update the list of medical reasons given that new scientific evidence had emerged since 1992, and that the BFHI package of tools was also being updated. The revised list is contained in this document. 

 

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