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Mother's Milk vs Nestle Corporation

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 Mother's Milk vs Nestle Corporation2002-12-30 23:27
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Baby Milk Action is a non-profit organisation which aims to save lives and to end the avoidable suffering caused by inappropriate infant feeding. Baby Milk Action works within a global network to strengthen independent, transparent and effective controls on the marketing of the baby feeding industry.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that 1.5 million infants die around the world every year because they are not breastfed. Where water is unsafe a bottle-fed child is up to 25 times more likely to die as a result of diarrhoea than a breastfed child.
A marketing code was introduced in 1981 to regulate the marketing of breastmilk substitutes. Companies continue to violate it. Nestle is one of the biggest violators, aggressively marketing breastmilk substitutes in developing countries. See Nestle Boycott Campaign. Nestle distributes information in developing countries that promote artificial infant feeding and discourages breastfeeding. Nestle distributes free samples that last just long enough for the babies to be weaned off their mother's milk, after which they'll have to pay for Nestle's products, and, as mentioned above, if the water isn't safe, they're many times more likely to die. The company has a lot of blood on its hands by now.

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31 Dec 2002 @ 12:50 by sharie : Corporate Greed
Before my twins were born, I began receiving all kinds of advertising for baby formula. They had to have gotten my name and address from my doctor's office. Do baby formula companies by doctors for the names and addresses of pregnant women?

When I was in the hospital, I was being giving all kinds of baby formula - and all the walls was "Mother's Milk is Best". It was all very bizarre.

I've seen over and over how big corporations go into developing countries, promoting their products - lying to the uneducated poor people - yes, let's get the info necessary and boycott these big criminal corporations.  

4 Jan 2004 @ 23:14 by Amit Mozumder @ : reg NESTLE`
Dear All concerned,

Please understand that I had administered NESTLE's food products to my child 4 months onwards on the advise of a registered medical practitioner. It is not understood why such derivatives are prescribed to ruin a child's health.
Thank you for the awareness programme. I feel you should advertise on TV and the print media.
Thank u.  

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