Jennifer - posted on 08/01/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )
i found this on the WHO website but i am confused...i see formula ads on television, and in magazines all the time...i received samples of formula from target when i registered for my baby shower...the hospital gave me formula to take home.
any insight on this?
"Regulating breast-milk substitutes
An international code to regulate the marketing of breast-milk substitutes was adopted in 1981. It calls for:
* all formula labels and information to state the benefits of breastfeeding and the health risks of substitutes;
* no promotion of breast-milk substitutes;
* no free samples of substitutes to be given to pregnant women, mothers or their families; and
* no distribution of free or subsidized substitutes to health workers or facilities. "