Countries implementing BBF
- Early initiation and exclusive breastfeeding of young children are essential components of Ghana’s Infant and Young Child Feeding Strategy.
- The BBF team at the Universidad Iberoamericana is leading the BBF process in Mexico.
BBF implementation began in September 2017, coordinated by the Gesund ins Leben network at the Federal Centre for Nutrition and the National Breastfeeding Committee.
- The BBF team at the University of Kent is leading the BBF process in Great Britain
- Breastfeeding is the foundation of lifelong good health and well-being for infants and mothers, and is critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The United Nations Children’s Fund and World Health Organization recommends 6 months of exclusively breastfeeding, as it provides adequate nutrition for optimal growth and development. Despite the fact that 81% of infants are breastfed within the first hour of birth, only 70% are exclusively breastfed for six months in Samoa.
- The National Nutrition Center and Save the Children are leading BBF implementation in Myanmar.