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  1. Infants are dying from poor-quality baby milk

    Posted Apr 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang Doctors said they had not seen such malnourished babies for 20 years- when poverty in Anhui province was far more widespread. Of 100 infants treated last year, at least eight were so weak they died. The culprit, say the doctors in Fuyang, was substandard baby milk formula that contained almost no protein. Furthermore, watchdogs lack the funding to check the quality ...

  2. Getting the formula right for a healthy diet

    Posted Apr 25th 2004, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... and dietary problems in later life. 'Most formulas, although not as good as breast milk, have similar content and have been extensively tested, and are satisfactory infant feeds if mixed and fed ... infant, or has a particular health condition, a registered dietitian, paediatrician or paediatric nurse can help you select a different kind of formula. Many parents find out what formula was used ...

  3. Curbs urged on baby formula advertising

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

    ... babies died and hundreds more have developed malnutrition in the past year as a result of being fed substandard formula. World Health Organisation child health specialist Dai Yaohua told 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 ...

  4. Fearful mainland parents come to HK for milk

    Posted May 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu Retailers report brisk sales after scandal over substandard infant formula Parents from the mainland are travelling to Hong Kong in droves to buy milk powder for their babies, ... near train stations. 'There has been an increase in sales the past week and we believe mainland tourists coming to Hong Kong are taking infant formula back with them,' a ParknShop ...

  5. No naked lunch

    Posted Jun 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Sonia Kolesnikov

    ... of a six-week-old, I too can get a little shy in public. Still, with an infant crying in your arms for milk you soon forget everything and just aim to give her, and your ears, relief. When I am on Orchard ... It does not help the breastfeeding cause that, until recently, advertisements carried the strong implication that formula milk was as good as breast milk and, what is more, could make a baby ...

  6. Milk powder recalled after babies fall ill

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

    ... 'Three of them had a history of consuming reconstituted Pregestimil infant-formula powder.' But the government and Mead Johnson stressed that the cause of the enterobacter sakazakii ... Staff Reporter Baby-milk-powder maker Mead Johnson recalled its Pregestimil brand in Hong Kong yesterday after infants who consumed it in France fell ill. 'Initial information ...

  7. Watchdog concerned over free baby milk

    Posted Oct 16th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Giving away formula at hospitals may limit mothers' choices, warns professor The free provision of infant formula to public hospitals by makers has been questioned ... Authority's Infant Formulae Rotation System, under which producers exclusively provide their product free to a hospital for one or two months, may be blunting efforts to discourage use of breast milk ...

  8. 70pc of randomly selected brands substandard: study

    Posted Apr 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang Seven out of 10 randomly selected brands of milk powder tested by the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention in Shaanxi province do not meet national standards. Xinhua reported that two brands contained even less protein than the baby formulas in Anhui which left hundreds of infants malnourished. Authorities in the province have confiscated 20 tonnes of powder ...

  9. Bad milk powder in Shenzhen

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

    ... also reported to have fallen ill since November. The discoveries of banned formula elsewhere raised fears more infants may have died. Central government inspectors sent to Fuyang in Anhui ... formula. More cases of malnutrition in babies fed the formula were uncovered in Hebei and Shandong provinces. In Shenzhen's Lo Wu district, the Administration for Industry and Commerce seized ...

  10. 40 arrested for allegedly selling killer milk powder

    Posted May 18th 2004, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... into the milk powder scandal ordered by Premier Wen Jiabao found that 12 Fuyang infants died of malnutrition after being fed the formula. An earlier local government figure put the death toll at 13. ... or municipalities. At least one infant in Hubei has died of malnourishment after drinking the formula, the Southern Metropolis News reported yesterday. FORMULA FOR DISASTER April 16: Doctors in Fuyang ...




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