Protein drinks are unsuitable for babies because they do not provide the nutrients they require. Photo: AFP
Protein drinks are unsuitable for babies because they do not provide the nutrients they require. Photo: AFP

Chinese doctor fired for telling parents to give babies protein drink instead of formula milk

  • Hospital in Guangdong province says none of the babies given the over-the-counter product have shown any ill effects so far
  • Case follows a scandal in Hunan province earlier this year, where five children fell ill after being given fake formula milk

Protein drinks are unsuitable for babies because they do not provide the nutrients they require. Photo: AFP
Protein drinks are unsuitable for babies because they do not provide the nutrients they require. Photo: AFP
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