INNOCENTI DECLARATION 
on the Protection, Promotion and Support of Breastfeeding

RECOGNISING THAT: 

Breastfeeding is a unique process that:

and that recent research has found that:

WE THEREFORE DECLARE THAT:

OPERATIONAL TARGETS:

All governments by the year 1995 should have: 

WE ALSO CALL UPON INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS TO:

The Innocenti Declaration was produced and adopted by participants at the WHO/UNICEF policymakers' meeting on "Breastfeeding in the 1990s: A Global Initiative”, co-sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (A.I.D.) and the Swedish International Development Authority (SIDA), held at Spedale degli Innocenti, Florence, Italy, on 30 July - 1 August 1990. The Declaration reflects the content of the original background document for the meeting and the views expressed in group and plenary sessions. 

Related links:

Innocenti Declaration: webpage, brochure

Innocenti Declaration 2005: webpage, brochure