Becker, G. E., Zambrano, P., Ching, C., Cashin, J., Burns, A., Policarpo, E., Datu-Sanguyo, J., & Mathisen, R. (2022). Global evidence of persistent violations of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes: A systematic scoping review. Maternal & Child Nutrition, e13335. https://doi.org/10.1111/mcn.13335
The influence of marketing on infant and young child feeding and health is well recognized, and an International Code was adopted by the World Health Assembly (WHA) in 1981 to reduce inappropriate marketing and protect breastfeeding. Yet the marketing and influencing continue. This scoping review systematically examined the published research evidence on the nature and extent of exposure to International Code violations from 1981 to August 2021.