I’ve participated in the Nestle Boycott for more than 25 years now. And I have been teaching about the dangers of formula discharge packs in every class I have taught the past 25 years, our lactation consultant training program, our Baby-Friendly Hospital program, in live courses, in online courses.
But those are puny efforts compared to the courage and sacrifices of Syed Aamir Raza Hussain who blew the whistle on artificial baby milk marketing practices in Pakistan.
The new film, “Tigers” exposes the aggressive tactics of companies in promoting the use of infant formula in places where its use is inappropriate. Where there are no facilities for clean water and the cost of formula is exorbitant compared to the poverty in which new parents are living. When Syed learned about the consequences of his marketing efforts, he quit his job and went on a campaign, with the help of IBFAN, to stop the use of formula where it can cause malnourishment and diarrhea, even death.
I encourage you to seek out where Tigers will be showing near you and make a point to view it. http://www.babymilkaction.org/tigers#monitoring You will wonder why you haven’t been doing more. Like I have.
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