Indonesian Lactation Center chief Utami Roesli said the issuance of the decree, which provides guidance on the promotion and marketing of breast milk substitutes, would be a bold step to protect future generations.
"Previously, there was no balanced information comparing breastfeeding and formula, and the regulation tries to counter this," she
"We should not be worried about industries that will possibly be impacted by the decree.
Our focus should be on babies and their future," she
According to Utami
, breastfeeding reduces infant mortality rates and in the long run protects babies against various physical, neurological and behavioral problems. (lnd)