(Original post by **bekks**)
Everyday 4000 babies die from unsafe bottle feeding, not thanks to Nestlé, the world's largest baby food company, who increase profits by promoting artificial infant feeding in violation of the World Health Organisation's International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes.
provides information to mothers which promotes artificial infant feeding and discourages breastfeeding
donates free samples and supplies to health facilities to encourage artificial infant feeding
gives inducements to health workers for promoting its products
does not provide clear warnings on labels of the benefits of breastfeeding and dangers of artificial feeding. In some cases the labels are in a language that mothers are unlikely to understand
Nestlé makes a profit while others count the cost
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This old nut-shell has been doing the rounds for 20+ years now. I'm don't expect much of an answer but for what it's worth,
How is artificial feeding dangerous exactly?
Where do you get the 4000 deaths a year statistic from?
What inducements are given to health workers? Cash bonuses? Can you say what these inducements are and can you prove it?
What's this "language" nonsense? In most 3rd world countries the women who receive free artificial milk through an NGO or similar organization can't read their own language so it really doesn't matter what's printed on the bottle.
In 3rd world countries women often fail to lactate sufficiently to breastfeed due to poor diet, living conditions, hygiene etc. I imagine that Nestle probably save a lot more babies by giving out free artificial milk to the various NGO's and "professional" aid agencies than they kill (supposedly 4000)
This is a very old myth and really just a chance to have a good ***** at a major corporation.
So, I'm not boycotting Nestle. In fact I'm going to eat more Nestle products. I might even buy some shares in the company.