Lancet Breastfeeding Series: ‘Underhand’ formula milk ads stop millions from breastfeeding, experts say

  LANCET BREASTFEEDING SERIES 2023 Global launch event: The Series will be launched at a hybrid event in London at 12:30-14:00 UK time on Wednesday 8th February, co-hosted by The Lancet, WHO and Children in All Policies. More information is available here and it will also…

Codex principle on Science

There was discussion on this document which is STILL in draft and not agreed. The issue of Consensus is a thorny issue for Codex. https://www.fao.org/fao-who-codexalimentarius/codex-texts/procedural-manual/sections/appendix/appendix1/en/ Statements of Principle Concerning the Role of Science in the Codex Decision-Making Process and the…

WHO on World Breastfeeding Week: Foods for infants and young children: a matter of concern?

https://www.who.int/europe/news/item/03-08-2022-foods-for-infants-and-young-children–a-matter-of-concern   Foods for infants and young children: a matter of concern? 3 August 2022 News release World Breastfeeding Week, held on 1–7 August each year, sparks discussions across the WHO European Region around the growing international concern about infant…

NEW: WHO UNICEF IBFAN -National implementation of the Code Status report 2022

Marketing of breastmilk substitutes: national implementation of the international code, status report 2022 WHO UNICEF IBFAN https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/354221 This report provides updated information on the status of implementation of the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes (BMS) and subsequent relevant…

40K people call for immediate halt to an unethical formula study in Uganda and Guinea-Bissau

.   UPDATE ON THIS RESEARCH This study has now been published. https://publications.aap.org/pediatrics/article/153/1/e2023062228/196183/Breastfeeding-and-Once-Daily-Small-Volume-Formula?autologincheck=redirected Rather than take on board the many serious criticisms made regarding  the protocol paper, the authors have sadly doubled down, ending the abstract with “more research” is…

Academics express concern over conflicts of interest in South Africa

On Board with Nestlé? Academics express concern over conflicts of interest Maverick Citizen: Academic independence https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2021-11-23-on-board-with-nestle-academics-express-concern-over-conflicts-of-interest/ (Photo: logos-world.net/Wikipedia) By Mark Heywood Follow 23 Nov 2021 1 Academics across the world have been expressing growing concern over what they describe as ‘corporate…