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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN

of October 23, 2019 No. ZRU-574

About support of breastfeeding and requirements to food for babies and children of early age

Accepted by Legislative house on October 9, 2019

Approved by the Senate on October 11, 2019

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. Purpose of this Law

The purpose of this Law is regulation of the relations in the field of breastfeeding support, and also ensuring compliance with the established requirements to food for babies and children of early age.

Article 2. The legislation on support of breastfeeding and requirements to food for babies and children of early age

The legislation on support of breastfeeding and requirements to food for babies and children of early age consists of this Law and other acts of the legislation.

If the international treaty of the Republic of Uzbekistan establishes other rules, than those which are stipulated by the legislation the Republic of Uzbekistan about support of breastfeeding and requirements to food for babies and children of early age then are applied rules of the international treaty.

Article 3. Basic concepts

In this Law the following basic concepts are applied:

the baby - the child aged up to one year;

food for babies and children of early age - the foodstuff meeting physiological features and requirements of organism of babies and children of early age;

children of early age are children aged from one year up to three years;

products substitutes of breast milk - the food for babies and children of early age replacing breast milk;

artificial feeding - feeding of babies and children of early age products substitutes of breast milk;

feeding up products - the foodstuff entered into diet of babies and children of early age in the recommended terms as amendment to breast milk, products substitutes of breast milk made taking into account age physiological features.

Chapter 2. State regulation in the sphere of support of breastfeeding and providing with food babies and children of early age

Article 4. The main directions of state policy in the sphere of support of breastfeeding and providing with food babies and children of early age

The main directions of state policy in the sphere of support of breastfeeding and providing with food babies and children of early age are:

protection of the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of expectant mothers, nursing mothers, babies and children of early age on breastfeeding;

support and promotion of breastfeeding;

providing babies and children of early age with high-quality and safe food;

the state control in the sphere of support of breastfeeding and providing with food babies and children of early age.

Article 5. Powers of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the sphere of support of breastfeeding and providing with food babies and children of early age

Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan:

performs single state policy in the sphere of support of breastfeeding and providing with food babies and children of early age;

within the powers provides development, approval (acceptance) and implementation of the state and other programs and regulatory legal acts in the sphere of support of breastfeeding and providing with food babies and children of early age;

develops suggestions for improvement of the main directions in the sphere of support of breastfeeding and providing with food babies and children of early age;

coordinates activities of state bodies and public authorities on places concerning support of breastfeeding and providing with food babies and children of early age.

Article 6. Powers of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the sphere of support of breastfeeding and providing with food babies and children of early age

Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan:

develops and realizes state programs in the sphere of support of breastfeeding and providing with food babies and children of early age;

assists state bodies and public authorities on places in development of the state and other programs in the sphere of support of breastfeeding and providing with food babies and children of early age;

interacts with non-state non-profit organizations and other institutes of civil society in implementation of the state and other programs in the sphere of support of breastfeeding and providing with food babies and children of early age;

establishes health regulations, regulations and hygienic standard rates on production, transportation, storage and sales of products of food for babies and children of early age;

participates in establishment of requirements to quality and quantity characteristics, production, transportation, storage and sales of products of food for babies and children of early age;

carries out explanatory work and promotion among the population about advantage and superiority of breastfeeding, and also balanced diet of mothers, babies and children of early age;

carries out monitoring and performs assessment of implementation of measures, directed to support and promotion of breastfeeding and fulfillment of requirements to food of babies and children of early age.

Article 7. The state control in the sphere of support of breastfeeding and providing with food babies and children of early age

The state control of observance of requirements of this Law, and also sanitary condition, quality and safety of food for babies and children of early age is performed by the State inspection of sanitary and epidemiological surveillance under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan, its territorial subdivisions and the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The state control of observance of requirements to food for babies and children of early age is performed by the Uzbek agency of standardization, metrology and certification.

Chapter 3. Measures for support and promotion of breastfeeding and the requirement to food for babies and children of early age

Article 8. Support and promotion of breastfeeding

Support of breastfeeding is performed in the way:

developments and implementation of the state and other programs in the sphere of breastfeeding;

taking measures to social support of nursing mothers, and also creation for them of favorable conditions of work and study;

enhancement of the legislation on support of breastfeeding and requirements to food for babies and children of early age, including procedure for the guaranteed free medical attendance of nursing mothers and children of early age.

Promotion of breastfeeding is performed by systematic carrying out health care by bodies and other organizations of information and explanatory actions among the population.

Health workers of organizations of primary health care, the organizations providing medical care to women of reproductive age, expectant mothers, nursing mothers provide them and members of their families information:

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