Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Chinese Milk

Because the death toll has increased to four already from milk from China, recalls for other products that used China milk have begun.

If the text message I got is to be believed, there were a lot of ice creams (like Magnum) and chocolates (M&Ms, Snickers and Dove) that are being recalled.

This should bring about a greater vigilance and advocacy for breastfeeding, aside from stricter rules and monitoring from food and drug authorities. After all, everything is being manufactured in China now.

And if the four deaths still doesn't grab attention, consider the 6,000 babies that are sick because of melamine contamination. 6,000 babies!!! 6,000 infants that could have been spared had their parents been informed and supported to breastfeed instead of formula feed.


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