The International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) with the support of the Government of Brazil and public universities proudly host the Third World Breastfeeding Conference (3rd WBC) and the First World Complementary Feeding Conference (1st WCFC) together with the XV Brazilian Breastfeeding Meeting (XV ENAM) and the V Brazilian Healthy Complementary Feeding Meeting (V ENACS) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 11 to 15 November 2019.
These meetings will were preceded by the “Thousand Mothers Breastfeeding” promotion mass media event, on the 11th November.
The Conference will call for committed action and provides a platform for breastfeeding advocates, governments, scientists, civil society organizations, UN agencies, international organizations, research institutions, public interest groups, students, community health care workers, and other stakeholders to discuss and share experiences. It will provide an opportunity to review actions directed to scale up effective healthy infant feeding policies and recommendations.
The Conference will address breastfeeding as a human right, emphasizing women’s rights, children’s rights, the right to healthy food and nutrition, and maternity protection, among other themes. GIFA contributed on Green Feeding (see slides on our website).
See also Rio de Janeiro Declaration 2019