Get a copy of one of Dr. Baumslag's books today here.
August 13, 2008 at 12:00 pm Comments (0)

Infant formula companies don’t just sell infant formula to poor mothers.

In addition to expanding their markets infant formula companies are promoting products like Sustagen and Prosobe, historically marketed for only sick children but now for all children under 12. Companies like Nestles are buying up water sources and selling bottled water to mothers who should feed their infants naturally sterilized breastmilk with all its antibiotics and nutrients. Breastmilk is 90% water… even in the desert breastfed babies do not need to get water.

It is poor women who are most at risk and infant food companies are aiming to increase sales of their products to poor women.