Maternal and Infant Health

This section of the website outlines some of the major activities which are being undertaken by the Australian Government towards improving maternal and infant health.

Page last updated: 10 December 2015

Marketing in Australia of Infant Formulas: Manufacturers and Importers Agreement - the MAIF Agreement
The MAIF Agreement is a voluntary, self regulatory code of conduct between manufacturers and importers of infant formula in Australia. It gives effect in Australia to the principles of the World Health Organisation's International Code of Marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes.

Relatively simple, cost-effective measures such as breastfeeding can have a significant impact on the health of women and children.