Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

Global strategy for infant and young child feeding

World Health Organization; UNICEF

Publication details

Number of pages: 30
Publication date: 2003
Languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish
ISBN: 9241562218



The Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding aims to revitalize efforts to promote, protect and support appropriate infant and young child feeding. It builds upon past initiatives, in particular the Innocenti Declaration and the Baby-friendly Hospital initiative and addresses the needs of all children including those living in difficult circumstances, such as infants of mothers living with HIV, low-birth-weight infants and infants in emergency situations.

The strategy specifies not only responsibilities of governments, but also of international organizations, non-governmental organizations and other concerned parties. It engages all relevant stakeholders and provides a framework for accelerated action, linking relevant intervention areas and using resources available in a variety of sectors.