Nestlé and Danone: Don’t risk children’s health
Urge Nestlé and Danone to put a stop to any conduct that undermines breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding is a mum’s powerful, natural antidote to hunger and disease. It’s effectively a child’s first vaccination – and in the world’s poorest countries, the choice to breastfeed or not can be the difference between life and death.
If all babies were breastfed within the first hour of life, 830,000 children’s lives would be saved every year.
This year's G8 will see countries pledge support for combatting malnutrition
But we need companies to play their part too
Join us in telling Nestlé and Danone to put a stop to any conduct that undermines breastfeeding in poorer countries
Despite 30 years of guidelines, there are continued reports of some breast milk substitute companies marketing their products in an unethical manner.
They are alleged to be targeting health workers with expensive gifts, using potentially misleading labels on products, or giving out free samples.
Mums with little education and no access to health care can become confused about what is best for their baby – or what they can afford.
If breast milk substitute companies like Nestle and Danone, or their representatives, inappropriately promote their products in the poorest countries, it can influence women’s choices about breastfeeding. In some cases those choices can put babies lives at risk.
We buy from these companies every day. We must ask them to change for the better.
Sign our petition calling on Nestlé and Danone to always put children’s health first.