Out of the Mouths of Babes: The Infant Formula Controversy (Google eBook)

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Transaction Publishers - Medical - 98 pages
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Contents

THE INFANT FORMULA CONTROVERSY
1
B A Brief History of the Infant Formula Industry and Its Critics
3
Early Critics of Bottlefeeding
4
Critics of Infant Formula in Developing Countries
5
The Social Responsibility Front
6
The Nestle Boycott
7
Demands for International Regulation
8
C The Problem of Objectivity
10
Individual Rights and United States Policy
32
C Summary
34
THE FACTUAL ISSUES
35
Methodological Defects of the Scientific Literature
39
Review of the Evidence
41
2 Studies in Developing Countries Ostensibly Indicating Dangerous Effects of Formulafeeding
44
3 Studies in Developing Countries That Fail to Indicate a Causal Relationship Between FormulaFeeding and Infant Malnutrition Morbidity and Morta...
50
B Is Breastmilk Free and Available for All?
59

THE ETHICAL ISSUES
12
A Collectivism and the Case for Government Control
13
Egalitarianism
15
Paternalism
16
Anticapitalism
17
Antitechnology
19
Weakness of the Collectivist Premises
20
Collective Ownership of Human Resources
23
B Individualism and the Free Market Argument
24
The Right to Advertise
25
Rejection of Paternalism
26
Rational Decision Making
27
The Case Against Demarketing
30
C Has Formula Advertising Created a False Need for a Product Which Consumers Cannot Afford?
63
Claim 1 Advertising for infant formula has caused a worldwide decline of breastfeeding
64
Claim 2 Promotion of infant formula is not meeting genuine economic needs
69
Infant formula is too costly for families in developing countries
71
Claim 4 The promotion of infant formula involves pervasive systematic abuses
73
D Summary
75
CONCLUSION POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS
78
Infant Nutrition in a Free Society
81
Infant Formula
82
Homemade Weaning Mixtures
83
C Summary
84
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