Royal College of Pediatrics will no longer accept funding from formula companies

Click here and here for previous blogs. Click here for Quartz article Royal college stops taking funding from formula milk firms BMJ 2019; 364 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l743 (Published 14 February 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l743 https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/news-events/news/rcpch-statement-relationship-formula-milk-companies RCPCH statement on relationship…

New articles on conflicts of interest and other things

  Sponsorship of paediatric associations by manufacturers of breastmilk substitutes Tony Waterston and Charlotte Wright https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(18)32845-9/fulltext www.thelancet.com Is it right that paediatric meetings should be sponsored by manufacturers of formula milk? There has recently been criticism of an international conference…

As Nestle boasts of infant formula sales growth, Botswana police file charges over aggressive marketing, while Tesco puts formula with “excessive protein” on clearance sale in breach of UK law

Baby Milk Action press release 18 February 2016 Nestle today launched its latest full-year results, reporting 4.2% organic growth, stating: “Infant formula including growing-up milks, delivered good growth”. This growth comes from systematic violations of baby milk marketing standards adopted…