Dhaka, Bangladesh
Movement must be built against unsafe infant foods

Dissemination of knowledge on breastfeeding held

Movement must be built against unsafe infant foods

News Desk KHULNA, May 18: Speakers stressed to build a social movement against unsafe infant foods which are available in the market. They further said the media can play a vital role to create awareness among people, including professionals regarding the 'Breast Milk Substitutes (BMS) Act 2013'. They suggested all parents to exclusively breastfeed their children for the first six months after birth. The speakers emphasized on giving homemade food to children at a meeting. They came up with the observation while addressing at a dissemination meeting on 'Breast-Milk Substitutes, Infant Foods, Commercially Manufactured Complem-entary Foods and the Accessories Thereof (Regulation of Marketing) Act 2013' and its rules was held here recently. Bangladesh Breast Feeding Foundation organised the meeting in the conference room of Khulna Scholl Health Clinic with the support of National Nutrition Services and the Institution of Public Health Nutrition (IPHN). Civil Surgeon of Khulna Dr ASM Abdur Razzak chaired the meeting while Deputy Director of the Department of Local Govt Division Ishrat Jahan was present as chief guest. Information Officer of Khulna regional office M Javed Iqbal, Deputy Director of Family Planning Department Md Abdul Alim and Deputy Civil Surgeon Dr Md Atiar Rahman were present at the meeting. A paper was presented by the coordinator of Bangladesh Breast Feeding Foundation (BBF) Sujit Kumar at the meeting. (Inputs taken from BSS)

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