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To: Federal Government.
Implement the WHO CODE for Marketing Artificial Milk.
Protect families from the marketing practices of Big business selling artificial baby milk by Implementing the WHO Code for marketing artificial milk as recommended in the Parliamentary Inquiry into breastfeeding.
Why is this important?
Since the Abbott Government came to power and dismissed the APMAIF Panel the marketing of artificial milk has increased. Health professionals are increasingly being targeted in magazines and on health professional websites.
As breast milk, like the unpaid work of women is not recognized in Gross National Product figures it is not valued and the Government does not protect, promote or support it. Breastfeeding is a public primary preventative health measure. The Federal Government should be leading the charge to promote the fundamental human rights of children to optimum nutrition and live up to Australian Governments commitment as a signatory to The WHO Code for marketing artificial milk.
Breastfeeding is gender specific. Fairness in promoting this issue by a predominantly male government would be good.