Code for Marketing Breastmilk Substitutes

My family boycotts Nestlé products. One of the many reasons has to do with the way they market breastmilk substitutes in other countries. According to the WHO code for marketing breastmilk substitutes, anything mothers use instead of breastmilk is a breastmilk substitute whether it is appropriate to use it or not.

The Globetrotting Parent discusses her encounter with a Nestlé display in Madagascar. Nestlé was showing all of its products together with a ribbon that said (in French): “For Healthy Growth”. This includes their product Nido, which looks like a formula package and is next to formula packages, but is not supposed to be for babies. Nestlé continues to flout or skirt the edges of the WHO code.