Why Keep Infant Formula Marketing Out of Healthcare Facilities?


There are a number of common objections I hear from parents about the campaign to keep infant formula marketing out of health care facilities. Is this campaign is intended to make parents who use formula feel guilty? No! This message is directed at the infant formula manufacturers and the thousands of health care facilities that give […]

Infant Formula Corporations Have Violated World Health Organization Marketing Standards for 33 Years


To mark the anniversary of the WHO Code, more than 20 organizations and thousands of moms and citizens today are participating in a day of action led by Public Citizen, directed at the largest formula makers in the U.S. and Canada – Mead Johnson (of Enfamil), Abbott (Similac) and Nestle (Gerber Good Start). They are especially urging the companies to end the unethical practice of promoting formula in health care facilities, particularly through the distribution of commercial discharge bags with formula samples – a longstanding violation of the code.

On the Trail of Code Compliancy


Keeping up with which companies are meeting their obligations under the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes (the Code) can be a daunting task. Who is compliant and who is not is constantly changing, especially as companies merge, enter marketing agreements, or acquire subsidiaries…

Formula marketing in hospitals & elsewhere


Tool Kit banthebags.org Moving formula marketing out of hospitals requires a culture change. Many doctors and nurses enjoy giving patients a “free gift,” and don’t appreciate the hidden costs associated with marketing strategies… How to report unethical promotion of formula, bottles and other breastmilk substitutes www.phdinparenting.com The continued marketing of formula, bottles, pacifiers, or complimentary […]

Are you familiar with “the Code?”


International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes. IBFAN (The International Baby Food Action Network) works to achieve universal implementation of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes and subsequent, relevant Resolutions of the World Health Assembly and to encourage all appropriate parties to abide by them. If you ever have the chance to go […]