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[Comment] Sponsorship of paediatric associations by manufacturers of breastmilk substitutes

08 Feb 2019

Is it right that paediatric meetings should be sponsored by manufacturers of formula milk? There has recently been criticism of an international conference run by the UK Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) in Cairo, Egypt, in January, 2019, that received sponsorship by manufacturers of breastmilk substitutes (BMS).1 On Jan 31, 2019, “in light of recent concerns raised by members”, the RCPCH stated “we have made the decision to suspend future funding agreements with formula milk companies pending a College review of our relationships with them”.

Click here to view the full article which appeared in The Lancet