Vietnam Votes to Support Breastfeeding

Aug 24, 2012

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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.

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