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  1. Baby milk powder firm calls for ban on adverts

    Posted Jun 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com A leading milk powder maker has hit out at the government's plan to introduce a voluntary code to discourage advertisers from exaggerating the benefits of infant formula. Instead, Mead Johnson Nutrition wants to see legislation that would ban advertising of milk powder for children younger than six months. Peter Van Dael, a Mead Johnson ...

  2. Before babies hit the bottle

    Posted Feb 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... afternoon, but gave up because it was too painful. 'I had to ask the nurse to give my baby formula milk,' she says. 'The nurse warned me that it wasn't easy to switch back once a baby has had milk powder, but I just couldn't go on, so she told me to try later, when I got home.' But by then it was too late. Her daughter had already been drinking formula for two ...

  3. 7 in 10 mothers use infant formula

    Posted Jan 17th 2011, 12:00am by Mandy Zhou

    ... University, said parents often choose the most nutritious formula powder regardless of their babies' weight and height. A clinical study of Asian infants found human milk contains 11-12 grams ... Mandy Zhou Seven in 10 mothers choose formula powder instead of breast-feeding their babies, and many are unclear about the long-term impact of early nutrition, a survey found. Only 30 per ...

  4. Iodine for infants: ensuring they have the key nutrient

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... baby to another brand of formula? A: Different brands of formula have different dilution methods. Therefore, mixing two or more bands of milk powder is definitely not recommended. ... not give their children iodine supplements without medical advice. Mild cases may be treated by using iodised salt in food, or simply feeding babies more milk, egg yolks, kelp, seaweed ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Sep 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The presence of the melamine and the scandal of the nutrient-poor baby milk powder from several years ago points to the milk production system being at fault. The quality of milk is assessed on a wide ... Milk scandal points to poor quality feed The rise in the number of children adversely affected by melamine added to milk powder is of great concern to all. However, the presence ...

  7. Baby formula scandal raises new questions about food standards

    Posted Sep 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... confidence- already low- in the domestic food industry. Questions about Sanlu milk powder were headline news yesterday. Sanlu is a leading mainland dairy brand that has advertised extensively ... there are so many reports of poor quality and fake formula.' Fears about mainland milk powder are still fresh in many parents' minds, just four years after an infant-formula scandal ...

  8. Earthquake shakes up baby formula delivery chain

    Posted Mar 15th 2011, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... worry is the supply of baby formula. The author of this column has no children but many of her friends have babies. Since the melamine-tainted milk powder scandal in China, mainlanders have ... in recent months have shown that 70 per cent of mainland citizens will not buy mainland-made milk powder and about the same percentage said they had serious doubts about food safety across ...

  9. Mothers return to nature for milk

    Posted Sep 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... centres, the rate is about 60 per cent, while in rural areas, where migrant working mothers are swayed by milk-powder promotions in the cities, the rate is even lower. Advertisements have bombarded ... possibly sponsored by the formula business, supply them with free powdered milk. A 30-year-old mother said she had to give up breastfeeding in her son's third month because she did not know ...

  10. Baby milk legislation to be speeded up

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com The government will speed up legislation to close loopholes that exempt baby food from nutrition-labelling rules in the wake of tests that showed two brands of Japanese baby formula lacked a nutrient vital to brain development. But it has not set a timetable for the new rules, despite concern over Centre for Food Safety tests that showed two ...




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