Swiss Promotion of Breastfeeding

Swiss Promotion of Breastfeeding was established in 2000 as a non-profit organisation. Our goal is to coordinate and improve the availability of independent information related to the benefits of breastfeeding to the public. We are an independent, national centre of excellence for topics relating to pregnancy, birth and infants. Support comes from public health organisations and institutions, which act in an advisory role to parents on the care of their infants.

Information material

The Swiss Promotion of Breastfeeding provides parents (to be) with various breastfeeding-related information material in different languages.


The beautifully designed booklet "Breastfeeding - a healthy start to life" answers the most important questions about breastfeeding.
  • breastfeeding preparation in pregnancy
  • breastfeeding in the first hours and days after birth
  • recommendations for breastfeeding frequency and duration of breastfeeding
  • breastfeeding positions
  • breastfeeding and back to work
  • difficulties
  • contact addresses for expert advice
The brochure is available in German, French, Italien, Albanien, ArabicEnglishPortugese, Serbokroatien, Spanish, Tamil und  Turkish.
To order the brochure click here.


"Breast is best" is an award winning training film on breastfeeding, breast milk, and the first contact with the newborn. (duration 45 min.)

Correct latching-on, breastfeeding positions, skin-to-skin contact after birth, breastfeeding after cesarean, health benefits for mother and child, sore nipples, jammed milk ducts, mastitis, sleepy babies, increasing milk production, breastfeeding at night, breastfeeding of preterm infants, pumping and expressing by hand, breastfeeding twins and infants and the function and role of specialists are some of the many topics of the film.
Breast is best was written and directed by Dr. med. Gro Nylander, gynecologist and obstetrician and national coordinator of the BFHI initiative in Norway.
The DVD  is available in German, French, Italien and English. To order the DVD click here.


Breastfeeding the premature infant – Short film for informing the parents
A baby born premature is always a special situation. Breast milk and a lot of skin-to-skin-contact with the parents are very important in the beginning. With the right support to the mother, a premature baby can learn to breastfeed. It pays to keep trying. Breast milk is tailored to the needs of the baby. It is the best-tolerated food and supplies abundant immune substances.
Very soon you will find a short film here in German, French, Italien and Englisch. Please come back.

World Breastfeeding Week

Together with different professional associations, the Swiss  Promotion of Breastfeeding is involved in the organization and promotion of the International World Breastfeeding Week in Switzerland. For more information  click  for Information in German, French, Italien.

Codex Panel

The Swiss Promotion of Breastfeeding is part of the Codex Panel. The Codex Panel is a joint assembly of representatives from manufacturers of infant formula and the Swiss Promotion of Breastfeeding. This panel is responsible for monitoring manufacturers’ compliance with the Swiss codex regarding the marketing of infant formula.
Codex-panel Portrait

Back to work

Continue to breastfeed when resuming work? The following checklists supply you and your employer with information:

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