Superfood for Babies

How overcoming barriers to breastfeeding will save children's lives

February 2013


Superfood for Babies is a global call to action to rediscover the importance of breastfeeding and to support mothers to breastfeed their babies – especially in the poorest communities in the poorest countries.

The four major barriers that prevent mothers from breastfeeding are examined:

  • community and cultural pressures
  • the shortage of health workers
  • lack of maternity legislation
  • inappropriate promotion of breast-milk substitutes.

This report puts forward a series of recommendations – to governments, international institutions and multinational companies – to ensure that every infant is given the life-saving protection that breastfeeding can offer.

Read the responses to our report from breast-milk subsititute companies (PDF)

PDF icon Superfood for Babies2.91 MB

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