Joint Statement on Breast Milk Substitutes - English

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

On May 07, Civil society and UN agencies in Cambodia issued a joint statement to make parents aware that breast milk substitutes, like baby formula, is not the best option for their children’s health and calling for improved commercial adherence to Sub-Decree 133 regulating the promotion of breast milk substitutes.

UNICEF, the World Health Organization, World Vision International Cambodia, Helen Keller International Cambodia and Save the Children Cambodia are expressing concern that breast milk substitute companies are ignoring the good legislation established by the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) designed to protect the health and nutrition of newborns and children.