The Bangladesh Breastmilk Substitutes (BMS) Act
Protecting, promoting, and supporting breastfeeding by ending the unethical marketing of BMS
Despite the unparalleled benefits of breastfeeding, mothers and families face significant commercial pressures that undermine breastfeeding. The Bangladesh Breastmilk Substitutes (BMS) Act was developed to ensure that mothers and families receive accurate and unbiased information about the healthiest way to feed their infants and young children— free of commercial influence—by regulating the marketing and distribution of BMS. This brief summarizes key provisions in the Bangladesh BMS Act and the roles and responsibilities of key actors to prevent unethical marketing.
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