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The Innocenti Declaration 1990-2005.

The Innocenti Declaration has been updated by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), and now includes the reminder: 'In the 15 years since the adoption of the original Innocenti Declaration, remarkable progress has been made in improving infant and young child feeding practices worldwide. Nevertheless, inappropriate feeding practices--sub-optimal or no breastfeeding and inadequate complementary feeding--remain the greatest threat to child health and survival globally. Improved breastfeeding alone could save the lives of more than 3,500 children every day, more than any other preventive intervention.'

The Declaration in Arabic, English, French or Russian is at http://innocenti15.net/ For WABA visit www.waba.org.my/
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Title Annotation:improving infant and young child feeding practices; World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action
Publication:International Midwifery
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:9MALA
Date:Jun 1, 2006
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