Pressure in Philippines to end ban on formula milk aid

| April 30, 2013
COMPOSTELA VALLEY, 30 April 2013 (IRIN) – Health authorities in the Philippines were vigilant in keeping out infant formula donations when Typhoon Bopha hit last December, but activists are concerned the infant formula industry will succeed in pushing through legislative changes that will allow formula donations in future emergencies, making it harder to convince women in those crises to continue exclusive breastfeeding.

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