January 18th, 2012
Abbott Nutrition Webcast to Target Canadian Health Care Providers
By INFACT Canada/IBFAN North America
Members of the International Lactation Consultants Association, the International Baby Food Action Network, together with their Canadian counterparts are demanding that Abbott Nutrition cancel the infant formula marketing immediately.
Abbott is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and promoters of infant formula. Infants in Canada and around the world suffer illness, malnutrition and even death because of Abbott’s aggressive marketing, which is designed to persuade mothers to formula feed instead of breastfeed. Globally UN agencies note that at least 1.5 million babies die every year linked to artificial feeding practices. As the one of the world’s most aggressive formula marketers, Abbott bears much responsibility for this outrageous death toll.