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Health Workers And The Health Care System

SECTION 32. Primary Responsibility of Health Workers. – It is the primary responsibility of the health workers to promote, protect and support breastfeeding and appropriate infant and young child feeding. Part of this responsibility is to continuously update their knowledge and skills on breastfeeding. No assistance, support, logistics or training from milk companies shall be permitted.

SECTION 33. Role of Academe and Others. – The academe and allied health institutions shall ensure basic education and training on Infant and Young Child Feeding (ICYF) and lactation management.

SECTION 34. Classes, Seminars For Women. – In order to protect women of reproductive age, including pregnant mothers, milk companies and their representatives, shall not be allowed to hold any activity in the guise of classes, seminars, recreation activities, fora, and the like, regardless whether or not such activities are intended to promote the products covered by the Code.

SECTION 35. No Promotions. – The health workers and the health care system shall not be used for dissemination, distribution and promotion of products within the scope of this Code. No health care facility should be used for promotions of products within the scope of this Code nor as venues that undermine breastfeeding.

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