Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India BPNI

BPNI was founded on 3rd Dec., 1991 at Wardha, Maharashtra. BPNI is a registered, independent, non-profit, national organization that works towards protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding and appropriate complementary feeding of infants & young children. BPNI believes that breastfeeding is the right of all mothers and children. BPNI works through advocacy, social mobilization, information sharing, education, research, training and monitoring the company compliance with the IMS Act. BPNI does not accept funds or sponsorship of any kind from the companies producing infant milk substitutes, feeding bottles, related equipments, or infant foods (cereal foods) … (about 1/2).

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Address: BPNI, BP-33 Pitampura, Delhi 110088, INDIA;
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About: … Vision: Optimal infant and young child feeding is established as a societal norm in all communities, in the best interest of the child and to ensure the best possible start of life to every child as foundation for fulfilment of every child’s right to survival, growth, development, protection and participation without discrimination. 

By the end of 2007, technical breastfeeding support is available in at least 200 districts, and BPNI is established as a leader in this movement across the nation and its membership exists in all 600 districts up from 282 districts.

Mission:

To empower all women to exclusively breastfeed their children for the first six months of age, and continue breastfeeding for at least two years, along with adequate and appropriate complementary feeding, starting at six months.

Objective:

BPNI seeks enhanced nutrition, health and development of infants and young children through programmes designed to increase national and state commitments, education of public and health care workers, countering commercial influences, decentralised capacity development, providing technical support and training to enhance skills of community workers, and social mobilisation, to improve optimal infant and young child feeding practices.

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