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Royal college told to stop taking money from infant formula milk firms

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 28 April 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2459
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. London

Paediatricians have told their college to stop taking money from infant formula milk manufacturers in a vote at the college’s annual general meeting (AGM).

Some 66 delegates at the AGM of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) voted in favour of a motion that urged it to “decline any commercial transactions or any other kind of funding or support” from all companies that market breast milk substitutes. Some 53 delegates voted against the motion.1

The motion is not binding, however, and in a statement college president Neena Modi said that the “implications of the vote” would be considered at the next …

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