How formula milk firms target mothers who can least afford it
Guardian/Save the Children investigation in deprived areas of Philippines finds companies flouting international code
The Guardian "Formula milk companies are continuing to use aggressive, clandestine and often illegal methods to target mothers in the poorest parts of the world to encourage them to choose powdered milk over breastfeeding, a new investigation shows.
A Guardian/Save the Children investigation in some of the most deprived areas of the Philippinesfound that Nestlé and three other companies were offering doctors, midwives and local health workers free trips to lavish conferences, meals, tickets to shows and the cinema and even gambling chips, earning their loyalty. This is a clear violation of Philippine law." (Photo: UN ISDR/ flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)