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Paediatricians criticise college survey on links with formula milk firms

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i4555 (Published 17 August 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4555

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  1. Anne Gulland
  1. London

Paediatricians campaigning for their royal college to sever its links with infant formula milk manufacturers have criticised the wording of the college’s survey of members.

Delegates at the annual general meeting of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in April voted in favour of a motion urging it to “decline any commercial transactions or any other kind of funding or support” from all companies that market and manufacture breast milk substitutes.1

The college discussed the motion at its July council meeting and agreed to survey its members on the issue. The survey was sent to members in August.

Those campaigning for the college to change its policy say, however, that the wording of …

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