An International Comparison Study into the implementation of the WHO Code and other breastfeeding initiatives

A key activity under the National Breastfeeding Strategy 2010-2015 was a commitment to revisit Australia’s response to the WHO Code.

Page last updated: 18 August 2020

An International Comparison Study into the implementation of the WHO Code and other breastfeeding initiatives

In 2011, the Department commissioned a study through the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre at the University of Sydney. This study undertook an International comparison study to gain insight into how similar countries to Australia were implementing the WHO Code and the effect this had on breastfeeding rates (initiation and duration).

The full report and key findings can be downloaded below.

An International Comparison Study into the implementation of the WHO Code and other breastfeeding initiatives - Final Report (PDF 867 KB)
An International Comparison Study into the implementation of the WHO Code and other breastfeeding initiatives - Final Report (Word 305 KB)