mamivac is in line with the WHO Code

Our Philosophy

In the 1970s, a worldwide decrease in breastfeeding was determined when breast milk was replaced by
industrial formula milk and baby food.

Health experts were very concerned. Assuming that the decline in breastfeeding was directly related to
the marketing practices of the baby food industry, the WHO&cpinconbsp;in collaboration with UNICEF
compiled the "International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes." 118 WHO member states
adopted this code on May 21, 1981.

We are in line with the WHO Code and promote breastfeeding substantially.

We assume responsibility!

We are a responsible partner in the context of the WHO Code.

For nearly 40 years, we have been manufacturing innovative medical suction devices, breastpumps in particular, in Germany. All our activities are geared to promote breastfeeding. We are proud to make an effective contribution to assist nursing moms and their babies and support breastfeeding. Our products offer solutions for breastfeeding problems. We look at breastfeeding in a substantial and holistic way.

What is the WHO Code?

The WHO Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes protects, promotes and supports breastfeeding. Since the 1980s, the code has defined principles for the marketing of breast milk substitutes without putting breastfeeding at risk. It defines the ways in which companies may market breast milk substitutes, but does not prohibit their selling. The international code refers to all products which are marketed as partial or full substitute of breast milk as well as teats and feeding bottles (Article 2 of WHO Code). It is the aim to prevent advertising or any other form of promotion to the general public (Article 5.1).

WHO (World Health Organization)

Although the international code is less binding than a treaty or convention, it represents an international health recommendation for regulating the marketing of breast milk substitutes which was decided upon by the World Health Organization WHO.


The most frequently asked questions and answers regarding the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes.


International Baby Food Action Network  aims to improve the well-being of newborns and infants.

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