Monitoring the marketing of breast-milk substitutes: protocol for ongoing monitoring systems

NetCode toolkit

World Health Organization

Netcode toolkit publication cover - monitoring systems

Publication details

Number of pages: 48
Publication date: 2017
Languages: English
ISBN: 978-92-4-151318-0



Monitoring is essential in countries that have implemented the Code as national laws to detect violations and to enable effective interventions to stop or eliminate non-compliant actions.

This protocol for establishing a national ongoing monitoring system aims to assist governments in establishing a sustainable system that will monitor, detect and report violations of national laws. This enables relevant enforcement actions to be taken, so that violators can be held accountable for behaviour and practices that undermine breastfeeding and place the health of infants and young children at risk.