Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India
Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India (BPNI) is a national network of organisations and individuals dedicated to promote mother and child health through protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding.
BPNI was founded on 3 December, 1991 at Wardha, Maharashtra. BPNI works all over India through education of people and health workers, policy advocacy, training, social mobilisation, information sharing and monitoring the compliance with the Infant Milk Substitutes, Feeding Bottles and Infant Foods (Regulation of Production, Supply and Distribution) Act (1992) (IMS Act).
In India BPNI is a member of the following government committees: National Breastfeeding Committee, National Technical Committee on Child Health, National Nutrition Mission, National Task Force of Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative. Since 1994, BPNI is also one of the four official monitoring agencies under the IMS Act authorised as such through a gazette notification.
BPNI is also the Regional Focal Point for the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) and International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN). BPNI acts on the targets of Innocenti Declaration, National Plan of Action for the Child, Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes.
BPNI is a member of the Jan Swasthya Abhiyan coalition