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August 1981
National Review;8/21/1981, Vol. 33 Issue 16, p942
The article focuses on the use of infant formula as a supplement to breast-feeding. In 1972, the United Nations Protein Advisory Group encouraged the use of infant formula as a breast-feeding supplement to reduce infant death. In 1973, tropical medical experts R. G. Hendrickse and Dave Morley claimed that the marketing of infant formula is partly a reason behind infant malnutrition. Officials from the World Health Organization voted to support an international code banning the advertising of baby formula.


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