Author's reply

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7069.1399 (Published 30 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1399
  1. R K Anand
  1. Senior paediatrician Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, 15 Dr G Deshmukh Marg, Mumbai 400 026, India

    EDITOR,—John Dobbing fails to address the questions that I raised in my editorial about the World Health Assembly's resolution aiming to discourage financial and other help for health workers from the infant food industry. Instead he seeks to dismiss the issue by using the term “activist” in a pejorative way to describe those who agree with the principles of the resolution and not with his own views.

    My challenge to Dobbing on both occasions was in response to his implication that poor women cannot breast feed …

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