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Asia Pacific Conference on Breastfeeding & National Convention of BPNI
30 Nov.- 3 Dec.2003,New Delhi,India


Infant and Young Child Feeding: From Policy to Practice

The International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) Asia Pacific, Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India (BPNI) and the Government of India organized the Asia Pacific Conference on Breastfeeding & National Convention of BPNI from 30 November to 3 December 2003 at New Delhi, India. This was the first ever such conference in this region and it brought together over 500 participants from 38 countries and nearly every state of India, representing mothers, governments, public interest groups, professional bodies, United Nations agencies and other international organizations. Eleven representatives of overseas governments were also present. The conference was organized as a part of the Strategic Plan 2003-2007 of IBFAN-Asia Pacific, which works towards the overall goal of contributing to prevention of malnutrition; enhanced infant and young child health, survival and development.

The representatives from 38 countries adopted The Delhi Declaration – a call of ten urgent actions for optimal infant and young child feeding and a set of Major recommendations.