First let me provide Full Disclosure: I have had help in doing research for this Blog Post–our 4 1/2 month old Grandson, Henry (or Hendrew). He had doubled his birth weight already by the time he was four months old. His secret elixir is 100% Breast Milk–either the natural way or pumped & bottled. Maybe I’ll raise his pay.
Although this Post doesn’t seem to naturally follow my last one, I believe that it does. Using modern technology to solve the problems of the barely developing nations of the World, lacking electricity, potable water and health care, can truly be hit-or-miss. I have previously written a number of Blog Posts that proclaimed the benefits of Mothers’ Breast Milk, which the World Health Organization proclaims should be a baby’s sole nutrition for the first six months of life.
Since the fifties, Breastfeeding has become much more popular, although still cyclical. Not only is it cheaper than formula products; it also provides the baby with certain immunities and it also provides a relaxing chance for Mother and Child to bond. Unfortunately, formula mixed in dirty water can result in such diseases as Cholera or Typhoid Fever.
Now, consider the following link, which describes a Survey that was sent to a number of new Mom’s, allegedly by Abbot Labs, and it is sponsored by a Non-Existent “National Institute of Infant Nutrition”, http://www.pharmalive.com/abbott-labs-breastfeeding-baby-formula-survey. Be sure to check the links (See: Look here and here, in para. 2) for some really eye-opening comments about Abbott Labs and, also, the critical piece (para. 4), written by a new Mom, and journalist, in WeNews. Her comments might lead some to think, in today’s environment, that the NSA is behind these surveys.
Besides Abbott Labs, the linked article, from The Guardian (of UK), http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2013/feb/24/food-companies-flout-baby-milk-formula-code, notes that Nestle’s (Gerber and Similac) and Danone, among other companies have flouted the Code (WHO’s International Code of Marketing Breast Food Substitutes) intended to avoid marketing Baby Formula, during the first six months of a Baby’s life, in Developing Nations. That Code is provided on the WHO web site: http://www.who.int/nutrition/publications/infantfeeding/9241541601/en/. It specifically notes the findings of the “Save the Children” Foundation, linked as follows: http://www.savethechildren.org/site/apps/nlnet/content2.aspx?c=8rKLIXMGIpI4E&b=8486805&ct=12967069¬oc=1
NOTE: Henry, check’s in the mail.