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Royal college stops taking funding from formula milk firms

BMJ 2019; 364 doi: (Published 14 February 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l743
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has announced that it has stopped accepting funding from companies that make formula milk.1

The college said that it received in the region of £40 000 (€46 000; $52 000) a year from formula milk companies in event sponsorship and advertising, but after a review by the RCPCH council,2 which advises on policy issues, it ended this practice on 31 January.

“The college, which has 19 000 members worldwide, wishes to reiterate the importance of promoting breastfeeding as the best possible …

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