Baby Milk Action protest outside Nestlé’s UK headquarters in Croydon, Saturday 19 May 2012
Baby Milk Action is a non-profit organisation working within a global network to strengthen independent, transparent and effective controls on the marketing of the baby feeding industry. The global network is called IBFAN (the International Baby Food Action Network), a network of over 200 citizens groups in more than 100 countries.
From Baby Milk Action’s website:
‘A breastfed child is less likely to suffer from gastroenteritis, respiratory and ear infections, diabetes, allergies and other illnesses. In areas with unsafe water a bottle-fed child is up to 25 times more likely to die as a result of diarrhoea. Reversing the decline in breastfeeding could save 1.5 million lives around the world every year. That is why a marketing code was introduced in 1981 to regulate the marketing of breastmilk substitutes – yet companies continue to violate its…
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