BBF Achievement

  • In 2010, for the first time ‘World Breastfeeding Week’ (WBW) observed as the national event by the Govt. of the Republic of Bangladesh in association with BBF and inaugurated by Hon’ble Prime Minister.
  • In 2009, Hon’ble Prime Minister ordered that BBF will be associated with MOHFW on IYCF activity.
  • Advocacy at the policy level for increasing paid maternity leave for working women
    • 6 months with pay in 2010
    • 4 months with pay in 1992
  • Dhaka Declaration by President and PM was done by BBF in 1991. 
  • Observation of the World breastfeeding Week at the national level involving GoB and non-GoB and development partners every year from the beginning in 1992.
  • BBF worked closely with GOB to prepare and pass BMS law on September 22, 2013.
  • Establishment of Breast Milk Substitute (BMS) Code Monitoring System in Bangladesh through IPHN and UNICEF in 2013.
  • BBF worked with government for the intensive input for the formulation and dissemination of National Nutrition Policy 2015.
  • BBF performs important roles in training, programs, research, BCC and advocacy, program implementation, including counseling and facilitation, workshops, seminars in the field of IYCF and maternal nutrition.
  • Develop a Complementary Feeding Manual.
  • The national policy declaration by the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s twice was made possible by BBF.
  • Co-convener of International IYCF forum like One Asia Breastfeeding Partners’ Forum and lead breastfeeding forum with IBFAN.
  • National IYCF Conferences were done twice. 
  • Developed training curriculums and various resource books and trained more than 15,670 trainees on the management of breastfeeding and relevant issues.
  • From 2011 till date BBF has started revitalization of BFHI in collaboration with IPHN and BFHI certification was done on 593 hospitals in country.
  • Production and Distribution of numerous Behavioral Change Communication (BCC) materials (Five Prime messages, ten steps, brochures, fliers and posters on Breastfeeding and Complementary Feeding) are published. Publications of booklet on child nutrition, breastfeeding promotion, maternal nutrition and working women.
  • Establishment of National IYCF Forum from Innocenti declaration in 1990 as CPPBF and BBF in Bangladesh.
  • BBF raised a strong campaign against Melamine movement in 2008, Bangladesh
  • BBF made a Joint statement with WHO & UNICEF titled ‘Breastfeeding Protect Children in emergencies’ in 2007.
  • Formed of South Asian Breastfeeding Partner’s Forum (SABPF) led by BBF (Bangladesh) 1st Conference in Dhaka, 2000.
  • BBF raised the voice against to manufacture of Ready to Used Therapeutic Food (RUTF) commercially in 2015. 
  • In 2016, BBF also arranged National consultation on Micronutrient Nutrition to get consensus on the strategies which are being applied require careful analysis of situation based on scientific evidences and review of policies at national and international contexts. 
  • BBF also observed the World Immunization Day in 2014.