Dr. Arun Gupta MD FIAP
Member-Prime Minister's Council on India's Nutrition Challenges,
Regional Coordinator- IBFAN Asia,Co-Chair- IBFAN Global Council,
Chair, global Breastfeeding Initiative for Child Survival(gBICS)
Convener-Alliance Against Conflict of Interest(AACI),
BP-33, Pitampura | Delhi- 110034
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The World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative: Implementation of the Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding in 84 countries. 

Arun Gupta, Shoba Suri, J.P. Dadhich, Marta Trejos and Barbara Nalubanga. J Public Health Pol 


Infant and Infant and Young Feeding Practices in India: Current Status and Progress Towards SDG Targets

Arun Gupta and Neelima Thakur. Proc Indian Natn Sci Acad 84 No. 4 December 2018 pp. 853-865





The nine months of pregnancy is the right time to start thinking about how to feed a baby

While brestfeeding is considered to provide more nutrition and protection, women must be given information about the choices and support for their decisions.

India is planning a network of human breast-milk banks but first needs to put safeguards in place

Breast-milk collected from donors on a large scale need to be checked for adulteration and contamination.

India looks to Modi for justice to the undernourished child

Come 2022, as India turns 75, the government's success will be judged against India's darkest distended underbelly, its millions of unhealthy malnourished children.

'Do more to prevent conflict of interest'

Conflict of interest is a set of cirumstances in which professional judgement may be unduly influenced by secondary interests.

No, India is not a ‘breastfeeding nation’. But it badly needs to be one
Caught between unsupportive health workers and an unethical baby food industry, new mothers are being dissuaded from breastfeeding.

https://scroll.in , Jan.19 , 2017




This Delhi NGO Has Been Fighting Baby Food Brands & Promoting Breastfeeding across Asia for 25 Years

www.thebetterindia.mco, Oct. 4, 2016
Breastfeeding rates can go up only if we invest in policy and programmes’ http://currenthealthscenario.blogspot.in/, Aug. 12, 2016
BREASTFEEDING THE CHILD, A biological norm and a sustainable nectar-providing exercise Woman’s Era , May 2016

Breastfeeding practice , at its low in India

www.governancetoday.co.in, March 2016
As in the case of Swachh Bharat, India needs concerted action to beat malnutrition
INDIA: Ad-hoc action will perpetuate child malnutrition http://www.humanrights.asia/opinions/columns/AHRC-ETC-006-2015 , February 12, 2016



INDIA: Ad-hoc action will perpetuate child malnutrition http://www.humanrights.asia/opinions/columns/AHRC-ETC-006-2015 , February 12, 2016
A fox building a chicken coop? World Health Organization reform: Health for All, or more corporate influence?
Arun Gupta, Lída Lhotská
http://www.policyforum.net/, December, 2015
Infant nutrition: A must to steer India’s nutrition agenda
http://www.financialexpress.com/, December 9, 2015
Time for a National Program to Curb Declining Practice of Breastfeeding
http://governancetoday.co.in/ , September 14, 2015
‘Breastfeeding rates can go up only if we invest in policy and programmes’
Express Health Care, August 11, 2015
Conflict of interest in public health: should there be a law to prevent it?
Arun Gupta, Radha Holla, Shoba Suri
Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, June 4, 2015
Investing in Breastfeeding – The World Breastfeeding Costing Initiative -
Radha Holla, Alessandro Iellamo, Arun Gupta, Julie P Smith, Jai Prakash Dadhich

International Breastfeeding Journal Sample, February 23, 2015




Manipulation by Association Is the Private Sector Undermining Nutrition?
Arun Gupta, J P Dadhich, Navdeep Singh Khaira, Radha Holla

Economic & Political Weekly (EPW ), July 26, 2014 vol xlIX 18 no 30




Let's not be silent about breast-feeding,
Devex, Dec. 10, 2013
Are Child Malnutrition Figures for India Exaggerated?
Arun Gupta, Biraj Patnaik, Devika Singh, Dipa Sinha, Radha Holla, R Srivatsan,Sachin Jain, Samir Garg, Sejal Dand, Sulakshana Nandi, Vandana Prasad,Veena Shatrugna

Economic & Political Weekly (EPW ), August 24, 2013 vol xlviii no 34

Should Developing Countries Incorporate Pneumococcal and Rotavirus vaccines in their National Immunisation Programmes
Dr. Arun Gupta,Dr. Jp Dadhich

 WebmedCentral, March 6, 2013
Article URL: http://www.webmedcentral.com/article_view/4111
How Can Global Rates of Exclusive Breastfeeding for the First 6 Months Be Enhanced?
Arun Gupta, MD, FIAP, J. P. Dadhich, MD, and Shoba Suri, PhD

ICAN: Infant, Child, & Adolescent Nutrition, 2013



The status of policy and programmes on infant and young child feeding in 40 countries
Arun Gupta,Radha Holla, J P Dadhich, Shoba Suri, Marta Trejos and Joyce Chanetsa

Health Policy and Planning , July 4, 2012

International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) Statement on the Promotion and Use of Commercial Fortified Foods as Solutions for Child Malnutrition
Dr. Arun Gupta




Enhancing optimal infant feeding practices in india - the world bank

Dr. Arun Gupta, J. P. Dadhich, Shoba Suri,

The World Bank June 2011



Breastfeeding and Complementary Feeding as a Public Health Intervention for Child Survival in India
Dr. Arun Gupta, Dr. J.P. Dadhich and Dr. M.M.A. Faridi
Indian Journal of Pediatrics Vol 77, April 2010



Commercialising Young Child Feeding in The Globalised World: Time to Call for an End!
Dr.Arun Gupta
Right to Food and Nutrition Watch

Count Infants in the Food Security Law

Dr. Arun Gupta

IBFAN Asia ,July 2009

Commercial Exploitation of Young Child Feeding and Malnutrition

Dr. Arun Gupta




Manipulation by Assistance: Undermining Breastfeeding

Dr. Arun Gupta 

Economic & Political Weekly , September 6, 2008

Flaws in Child Nutrition and Health Governance 

Dr. Arun Gupta and Navdeep Singh Khaira 

Economic & Political Weekly , April 26, 2008

A consensus call to national child health programs: "Drop mixed-feeding"

Dr. Arun Gupta and Dr. J.P. Dadhich 

BPNI Information Sheet No. 26 , April 2008



Neglect of Children Under Six

Jean Dreze, NC Saxena, Shantha Sinha, Aruna Roy, Kavita Srivastava, Harsh Mander, Vandana Prasad, Arun Gupta, Mirdula Bajaj, Annie Raja, Veena Shatrugna, Sudha Sundararaman

Economic & Political Weekly , March 31, 2007



Infant and Young Child Feeding: An 'Optimal' Approach

Dr. Arun Gupta 


Economic & Political Weekly , August 26, 2006

Breastfeeding and Child Health

Dr. Arun Gupta and Dr. Deeksha Sharma

Economic & Political Weekly , April 15, 2006



Indian Pediatrics Volume 42, March 17, 2005

BPNI Information Sheet - 9, February 2005

Why India must not repeal IMS Act
Achieving the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) Invest More in Infancy and Prevent Child Malnutrition and Deaths
7th East Asia and Pacific Ministerial Consultation on Children Siem Reap, Cambodia. 23-25 March
Time for Action is NOW! IMA Bulletin
(Uttaranchal State Branch) Vol-1 No- 6, January

BPNI's Biggest Battle Anatomy of a Rare Public Campaign
Civil Society



Infant and Young Child Undernutrition: Where Lie the Solutions?

Arun Gupta and Jon E Rohde


Economic & Political Weekly ,December 4, 2004

Invest more to prevent child deaths

One World South Asia

No Child's Play Malnutrition Needs tackling in its Infancy

Times of India 31st December 2004

Why ensure exclusive breastfeeding for all babies? 


One World south Asia 8 June 2004

Achieving High Rates of Exclusive Breastfeeding (The Evidence)

BPNI Technical Info Series- 6



IAP Bulletin, CHEN Nutricon- 2003 Page No- 20-29
P Special Volume 11, Community Pediatrics Page No- 404- 422
BPNI Technical Info Series - 7
BPNI Information Sheet- 2



Training in Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative

Jagdish Sobti, GP Mathur and Arun Gupta


Vol: 100, No. 8, Pg 507- 509, Aug 2002


Vol: 100, No. 8, Pg 498- 501, Aug 2002


Vol: 100, No. 8, Pg 482, Aug 2002

WHO's Proposed Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding: A Viewpoint

Jagdish Sobti, GP Mathur and Arun Gupta


Vol: 100, No. 8, Pg 502-506, Aug 2002

UNGASS on Children, New York 8-10 May 2002



Breastfeeding & Food Security


BPNI July 2001

Importance of Patient/Parents Education in Childhood Asthma
Arun Gupta and Rita Gupta

Supplement- Indian Journal of Pediatr Vo- 68: S 53- S 64

Exclusive Breastfeeding - the first 6 months

Dr. Arun Gupta, Dr. Mrs. Rita Gupta and Ms. Nirmala Selvam.

BPNI Update No- 1

Complementary Feeding

Dr. Arun Gupta, Nirmala Selvam, Ruchika Chugh.

BPNI Update No- 2

Recommended Duration of Exclusive Breastfeeding and Age of Introduction of Complementary Foods



Economic Value of Breastfeeding in India

The National Medical Journal of India Vol- 12, No- 3, May/June 1999, Pg- 123-128

Cup Feeding: An Alternative to Bottle Feeding in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, Vol- 45, April 1999, Pg 108-110

Right to information, Mothers and Children


Breastfeeding and Medical Education

The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India Vol- 49, Nu- 4, August

Breastfeeding and Intelligence

NNF- W Bengal - Bulletin Vol-5, No- 2, November, Page no- 17

Economic Value of Breastfeeding in India

BPNI, The papers has been written on occasion of WBW 1988

Nestle in India

Hungry for Power , page no.16-18

Infant Feeding and Law

Journal of Indian Medical Association (JIMA), Vol 94, No- 3, March, Pg 108-110

Infant Feeding Practices Among Patients of Pediatrician and General Practitioners

Indian Journal of Pediatric, Vo- 59, Pg- 153-196

Economic Value of Breastfeeding in India

Arun Gupta and John Rohde

Economic and Political Weekly, June 26, 1993, Pg- 1390-1393

Infant Feeding Practices Among Patients of Pediatricians and General Practitioners

A. Gupta, J. Sobti and J.E. Rohde

Indian J Pediatr , Vol 59: Pg 193-196, 1992




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