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.

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 found below.

Page last updated: 03 May 2012

Final Report


NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre

The University of Sydney



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92–94 Parramatta Road
Camperdown NSW 2050

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16 September 2011