Putting babies before business [breastfeeding / baby formula subsitutes]

Putting babies before business [breastfeeding / baby formula subsitutes]

For babies everywhere, the benefits of breastfeeding are undisputed. But for babies in developing nations, breastfeeding is imperative: Their very survival depends on the immune-boosting properties of mother’s milk. For them, infant formula is not just inferior; it can cause disease or even death. Poor families often over-dilute costly formula with unclean water and mix it in unclean bottles, adding to the risk. Yet, despite international pleas and a marketing code agreed to 16 years ago, manufacturers still market infant formula and other substitutes unethically around the world.[includes summary of the Cracking the Code report]

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