Sunday, September 30, 2007

Protecting breastfeeding - Protecting babies fed on formula

This publication is available in the Virtual Shop at:

If you have read it, please leave your comments here.

It is the Baby Feeding Law Group (BFLG) submission to the UK government's consultation on formula marketing regulations, published by Baby Milk Action.

It contains evidence from the BFLG monitoring project, coordinated by Baby Milk Action - lots of pictures and explanation of how the companies are breaking World Health Assembly marketing requirements and exploiting loopholes in the current law. Plus legal arguments for implementing those requirements in the UK and evidenced-based responses to specific questions from the government about health and economic impact of different options.

You can access a pdf version via the shop, though we ask you to buy a printed copy from us as we have no grant funding for UK work and this is a way to help fund it.


Mike Brady said...

There is a news item about this report in the British Medical Journal today, 20 October 2007. See:

You need a subscription for the full article, but can read a summary.

Anonymous said...

I was just reading an article about mothers in Africa affected with the HIV virus that breastfeed. Over half the breastfeed contract the virus.So it seems to me that the best thing for those affected with HIV is to bottle feed.

Mike Brady said...

Dear anonymous, please read the expert position of the World Health Assembly regarding HIV and infant feeding as your assumption is simplistic and incorrect.

See 'Doesn't HIV change the situation' at:

Anonymous said...

I can think of another reason other than baby formula that young children need protection from Nestle: I know for a fact that Nestle Canada has a child molester on its payroll and has done nothing to address the issue.