ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Breastmilk Substitutes Unwanted Gifts

Breastmilk Substitutes: Unwanted Gifts AT a special WHO/UNICEF meeting in Geneva, on December 17-18, 1985, a group of experts concluded that transnational baby milk companies should stop donating milk supplies for newborn infants in maternities and other maternity situations. This WHO/ UNICEF meeting was the result of a request by delegates at the World Health Assembly in May 1985, who wanted clarification of the provisions of the WHO/UNICEF Inter national Code on the Marketing of Breast- milk Substitutes. At this meeting member delegates had reported that transnational baby milk companies had violated the Code by providing excessive quantities of artificial milks to hospitals in order to create demand for the products.

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