Vietnam Votes to Support Breastfeeding
Impatient Optimists, August 2012
In June, the Vietnam National Assembly voted in favor of two decisions in support of child health. The first is to extend paid maternity leave from 4 to 6 months, making it easier for moms to follow the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation to exclusively breastfeed their children for the first 6 months of life. Vietnam also joined a growing number of countries to ban breast milk sustitutes for children up to 24 months, aligning more closely with the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes.