Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Letter to Parents Canada magazine

Your magazine included several pages of formula (synthetic infant nutrition) advertising, including one page picturing a baby drinking out of a bottle. This is in direct violation of The World Health Organization's International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes, which can be viewed here: http://www.ibfan.org/english/resource/who/fullcode.html

Canada has signed and agreed to this code, which makes me wonder who is approving your advertisements. This is truly disappointing, especially after I recently wrote a letter to your magazine, applauding the published display of a breastfeeding mother and baby photograph.

I will, of course, be forwarding this issue to the appropriate breastfeeding organizations, including ProMom's 3-minute Activist, and the World Health Organization.

I hope to hear from you promptly in regards to this matter.

Karen S

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and the address to send feedback:


Please feel free to copy my letter, or send in your own.

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