Breastfeeding Promotion Switzerland

Breastfeeding Promotion Switzerland was established in 2000 as a non-profit organisation. The 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

Breastfeeding Promotion Switzerland 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.

Breastfeeding the premature infant
Stillen von Frühgeborenen
L'allaitement des prématurés
L'allattamento dei neonati prematuri
The film can also be ordered on DVD with the languages Englisch, German, French and Italien for CHF 25.- . Order  here.

FAQs on Breastfeeding

can be found in German, French and Italien

Breastfeeding on the go

Finding breastfeeding friendly public places is very easy with the app

Download for free at the App Store,  Google Play or

World Breastfeeding Week

Together with different professional associations, the Breastfeeding Promotion Switzerland 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.

UNICEF and WHO joint message for World Breastfeeding Week 2016

Codex Panel

Breastfeeding Promotion Switzerland is part of the Codex Panel. The Codex Panel is a joint assembly of representatives from manufacturers of infant formula and Breastfeeding Promotion Switzerland. 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:

Frequently asked questions (FAQ) on legal issues can be found in German, French and Italien.

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