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Infant feeding by means of substitutes for human breast milk that are made up according to a formula that mimics as closely as possible the composition of breast milk. In many developing countries, the use of unsafe water to prepare the formula and dilution of the formula because it costs more than the family budget allows can have disastrous consequences, revealed in many studies sponsored by UNICEF and the WHO. Manufacturers of infant formulas reluctantly accepted an international convention on advertising and promotion of infant formula but continue to promote their products in ways that many consider to be unethical.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.


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