1.TThe purpose of company-produced leaflets is to increase sales of their products.
2.TBreast-milk substitutes include infant formula, other milk products, foods and beverages (teas and juices for babies); bottle-fed complementary foods, (cereals and vegetable mixes for use before 6 months of age) when marketed or otherwise represented to be suitable, with or without modification, for use as a partial or total replacement of breast milk.
3.FInfants who are not breastfed can be fed on formula that the maternity unit has purchased in a similar way to other food purchases, not donated by a formula company.
4.FPublications for health workers from companies should contain only information about products that are scientific and factual.
5.FDonations may increase ill health. They should not be generally distributed.


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