Nestlé breastmilk substitutes are not included on boycott product lists for the simple reason that there may be situations where these are the only products available for baby who is not breastfed and does not have access to breastmilk.

If other bona fide breastmilk substitutes are available (or other treated family milks for babies over 12 months of age), there is no reason to choose a Nestlé brand over any other. Companies have to comply with composition requirements set by the Codex Alimentarius Commission and/or national/regional legislators for infant formula and other types of products.

While Nestlé claims its formula is better than other formulas, these claims do not stand up to scrutiny, as independent assessment conducted in the UK by First Steps Nutrition Trust demonstrates.