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Nestlé BabyNes: Nespresso Baby Formula for the Wealthy with Contaminated Water #breastfeeding

Nestlé BabyNes: Nespresso Baby Formula for the Wealthy with Contaminated Water #breastfeeding

“This toy for the rich is putting across the idea that parents can trust a machine to meet the needs of their babies,” Patti Rundall of Baby Milk Action, told swissinfo.ch… But the 1970s saw a scandal erupt around the formula following its sale in developing countries. Infant deaths were blamed on contaminated water being mixed with the powder while Nestlé was accused of encouraging mothers to stop breastfeeding with aggressive marketing practices… The WHO intervened in 1981 to put guidelines into place that prohibited direct marketing in developing markets while many countries implemented their own legislation. Marketing or information? Rundall believes that Nestlé’s press release highlighting the new BabyNes product infringes that code. “This press release was picked up by the world’s media and I have seen articles from many countries,” she said. “This is not just a cons...

Full article: http://ecochildsplay.com/2011/06/07/nestles-babynes-nespr...

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