How far would a mother go to choose formula?
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|Thu, 03-10-2011 - 2:56pm|
I can't help wondering if the BFing rates increased after the melamine scandal a couple of years ago, where six infants died and 300 000 were injured by tainted milk powder in 2008. Even now, there is concern about the quality and safety of the powered formula in China, and parents are often travling great distances and spending twice as much for imported formulas for their babies.
It must be very frightening to be a formuls-feeding parent in China right now. I wonder how many North Americans would still choose to formula under those circumstances?
NOTE - This question is about those who choose formula, not those whose choice was taken away.
"Five people have been arrested for fighting in a Hong Kong supermarket over foreign-made baby milk powder.
Buyers from mainland China have been pouring into Hong Kong in recent weeks to snap up supplies of imported baby milk formula because of fears about the safety of locally-produced powder.
Police arrested five people Thursday after a fight broke out as two Chinese buyers tried to buy more than the three-can limit at a pharmacy in the city centre."