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  1. Curbs urged on baby formula advertising

    Posted Jul 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and cannot afford to take care of their newborn babies. The children are usually sent back to their home towns and fed on low-priced milk powder,' he said. ... the seminar that advertising and promotion of breast milk substitutes had a big impact on mothers' feeding of babies. Dr Dai said the number of mainland infants under the age of four months ...

  2. Milk activist tells of force-feeding on hunger strike

    Posted Apr 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... threatened to resist the nose-feeding unless the detention centre used imported milk powder or rice soup. For two days he was nose-fed with imported baby formula. He said the authorities approached ... also recounted the psychological and physical ordeal he went through when he was nose-fed with a solution of mainland powdered milk by medical staff in a Daxing district detention centre ...

  3. Would-be wet nurses can't milk melamine scandal

    Posted Oct 26th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... to a Shenzhen worker's income for six months. But Fujian wet nurse Chen Fuji, 26, said she was willing to feed her two-month-old baby girl imported milk powder if she could secure the tempting ... as saying. 'Reports about hot demand for wet nurses proved to be just rumours.' Shenzhen milk-powder importer Huang Zian said he had not seen any parents worried about tainted goods ...

  4. CASE STUDY: The low-income family

    Posted Jan 13th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... offering counselling to low-income mothers with babies. 'What I really want is milk powder for my baby girl. We do not have money to buy milk powder for her,' she said. ...

  5. Price of baby formula soaring, survey finds

    Posted Mar 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lo Wei When it comes to buying brand-name baby formula that is in short supply, being a well-connected district councillor is no help at all. Nearly three months after becoming a father, Wong Wang-to has been experiencing difficulty in buying milk formula for his baby boy. 'Many supermarkets and pharmacies are out of stock. I have to look in different districts in order ...

  6. Judge angry over baby death

    Posted Jul 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu A judge has slammed a mother of five whose infant son starved to death, saying the baby had been in a worse state than malnourished children in the developing world. So Suk-yee, 32, pleaded guilty to one count of mistreating a child. She had fed him formula milk, but at a concentration of only 60 per cent of the usual level. The three-month-old boy weighed only ...

  7. Mother admits starving her son

    Posted Jul 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com A judge has condemned a mother of five whose infant son starved to death after she only fed him heavily diluted baby milk, saying the baby had been ... weighed only 3kg when he died, half of what a normal baby should weigh, and had put on just 160 grams since birth. Counsel for So, 32, said she lived on HK$6,300 per month in welfare and did ...

  8. The whistle-blowers deserve better than this

    Posted Jul 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... attraction and place of beauty and the source of water for millions. Zhao, whose baby was among six children who died- 300,000 others were made ill- in the scandal involving the toxic chemical melamine being illegally added to milk powder, fought through the internet for the rights of affected parents. They, and others like them, should be heroes for doing what is right; instead ...

  9. Pain with the gain

    Posted Feb 09th 2011, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... The recent shortage of milk powder for local babies has raised a different kind of alarm. According to various accounts, the shortage was due to frantic purchases by mainlanders prepared to buy milk ... suggestions in some quarters of imposing a milk powder 'departure tax' sound far-fetched, one can detect the snowballing sentiment of local protectionism, reminding us of a similar uproar ...

  10. Public chips in to help starving family

    Posted Oct 13th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... payments for which the family has applied. More than $9,000 in cash and food including milk powder, noodles and vegetables have been donated to the woman through the charity St James' ... touched by the response. The donors included another pregnant woman, who carried milk powder and food to the family on the day the article was published, said Wong Hung-sang, service manager ...




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