Who Benefits from Undermining Breastfeeding?

Benjamin Wood, Diarmid O’Sullivan, Phillip Baker, Tuan Nguyen, Valerie Ulep and David McCoy (2022). Who Benefits from Undermining Breastfeeding?. UNU-IIGH.

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  • Subtitle Exploring the global commercial milk formula industry’s generation and distribution of wealth and income
    Sub-type Research report
    Author Benjamin Wood
    Diarmid O’Sullivan
    Phillip Baker
    Tuan Nguyen
    Valerie Ulep
    David McCoy
    Title Who Benefits from Undermining Breastfeeding?
    Publication Date 2022
    Place of Publication Kuala Lumpur
    Publisher UNU-IIGH
    Pages v, 31
    Language eng
    Abstract The global commercial milk formula (CMF) industry is known to systematically undermine breastfeeding around the world, thereby reinforcing a preventable public health and human rights crisis. This report seeks to provide an alternative picture of the global CMF industry’s contribution to economic development and prosperity for national economies by critically examining the industry’s generation and distribution of wealth and income. The analysis shows that (i) the global CMF industry predominately benefits a small group of shareholders and investors, and (ii) its highly inequitable manner of generating and distributing wealth and income likely contributes to widening social and economic inequalities.
    Copyright Holder The Authors
    Copyright Year 2022
    Copyright type Creative commons
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