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IBCLCs changing - not having to adhere to WHO code - have your say (URGENT)!

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organiccarrotcake Wed 31-Aug-11 15:49:42

Absolutely bizarre. Those of you who follow this stuff may have seen it elsewhere but basically IBCLCs are to be no longer required to follow the WHO code!

There's a chance for you to have your say... up to the 7th September so I'd urge you to do so now...

http://www.iblce.org/news-from-the-board

Click on the link to fill in the comments form.

BaronessBomburst Wed 31-Aug-11 17:58:29

Where? Is it somewhere in the 'code of professional' conduct bit? I can't comment until I've seen what they say and why.

HerdOfTinyElephants Wed 31-Aug-11 19:08:53

The difference seems to be that the current Code of Ethics states

"24. IBCLCs must adhere to those provisions of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes and subsequent resolutions which pertain to health workers. "

whereas the proposed Code of Professional Conduct just states in the preamble that

"IBLCE encourages IBCLCs to uphold the highest standards of ethical conduct as outlined in [...] World Health Organization’s International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes "

[emphasis is mine in both cases]

So it does read as a softening of their position, although I don't know whether that's intentional.

TruthSweet Wed 31-Aug-11 21:27:35

Done. I can't believe they would seriously think of removing the requirement to adhere to the Code. That way madness lies....

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