Sunday, September 14, 2003

New Zealand News - Dialogue - Barbara Sumner Burstyn: Pushy parents willingly in hands of product marketers: "One even declares the formula will give your child the mind of a scientist. Desperate for that IQ edge, parents believe it. The companies marketing the new superbaby formulas are seeing their share prices skyrocket as new mothers choose the additive formulas over breastfeeding. All this despite the fact that all the clinical trials done so far have been financed by either the company that produces the additives or the formula-makers themselves. "
Herald Sun: New evidence breast is best [14sep03]: "New evidence breast is best

BREASTFEEDING mothers contribute more than $2 billion to the nation each year, research shows.

An economist wants mothers' milk to be included in the nation's growth figures.

Dr Julie Smith, of the Australian National University in Canberra, has estimated mothers produce more than $2 billion a year in breast milk. "