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

Topic |   Crime in China
Protein drinks are unsuitable for babies because they do not provide the nutrients they require. Photo: AFPProtein 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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