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  1. 7 in 10 mothers use infant formula

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

    ... milk, 70 per cent of them fed their babies infant formula in the first six months, because of insufficient milk supply or work commitments. Ellis Hon Kam-lun, a paediatrics professor at Chinese 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 ...

  2. Another milk formula brand fails iodine test

    Posted Aug 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... extend the tests. Li met health minister Dr Ko Wing-man yesterday to push for legislation to close loopholes which exempt infant formula from nutritional labelling rules. He said: 'The ... for infants up to six months that were available locally had been tested for iodine. Japanese brands had a 24.7 per cent share of the infant formula market before the earthquake and tsunami last year, ...

  3. Government rules out infant formula outlets

    Posted May 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Phila Siu The government has ruled out setting up milk powder retail outlets at public hospitals and clinics, insisting that there is a stable supply of baby formula in the city. Professor ... Leung said that the supply of baby formula increased by 57 per cent between 2008 and 2010, while the number of infants rose just 12 per cent in the same period. He added that the Consumer ...

  4. Baby milk powder firm calls for ban on adverts

    Posted Jun 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 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 ... as many are concerned about infant formula advertisements that imply it is better than breast milk. The government is however standing by its voluntary code, which covers marketing practices ...

  5. Ban on free milk formula samples for newborns

    Posted Oct 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... be limited because of the similar packaging used on milk formula for babies and infants. 'Most people can't tell the difference. When they watch ads for infants' milk formula ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Giving out free samples of milk formula for newborns will be banned under a new code of practice drawn up by manufacturers, an industry association said yesterday. ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Parents warned on milk formula

    Posted Aug 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong health chiefs have urged parents not to feed their babies two brands of Japanese milk formula after they were found to lack the vital nutrient iodine. The government is offering ... comes after tests on 14 infant formula products found that the two brands, if used as suggested on their labels, provided a daily iodine intake lower than the amount suggested by the World ...

  8. Baby milk legislation to be speeded up

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Japanese milk formula brands on sale in the city for years lacked iodine. The results sparked a crisis of confidence in milk formula and calls from a mothers' group for the authorities ... the government will draw up the nutritional composition and labelling of infant formula [regulations] as soon as possible,' she said. There are about 40 infant formula brands encompassing about 60 ...

  9. Government support is needed for mothers to breastfeed

    Posted Apr 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    .... The World Health Organisation categorically says that 'providing infants with specially formulated milks [so-called follow-up milks] is not necessary'. Follow-up or follow-on formulas (commonly known as No 2 or above formulas) were created to bypass the 1981 WHO International Code that regulates the marketing of breast-milk substitutes. At the time, only starter infant formulas ...

  10. New rules to curb baby milk adverts

    Posted Dec 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes, issued in 1981 by the World Health Organisation, calls for advertising of infant formula, baby food, beverages and feeding utensils to be banned. At least 32 ... Emily Tsang and Ada Lee Adverts for infant formula, baby food and feeding utensils will come under a new set of government guidelines next year to curb exaggerated and misleading claims. ...




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