ACNN Position Statements

ACNN develops evidence-based position statements to communicate our position on key neonatal and neonatal nursing issues.

Position statements are written by the ACNN's expert committees and are based on the evidence available.

All statements are reviewed regularly, in accordance with ACNN's position statements policy.

Breastfeeding and breast milk substitutes - July 2019

ACNN supports the aim of the World Health Organization International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes to promote and protect breastfeeding as the best form of nutrition for all infants, in particular the sick and/or preterm infants admitted to neonatal units. ACNN also supports the Australian response to the WHO code, the Marketing in Australia of Infant Formulas (MAIF) Agreement, as updated in 2016. Read more in the full statement.

Updated 28 March 2020