Launch of the 2023 Lancet Series on Breastfeeding, including the influence of commercial milk formula marketing
Join Richard Horton, Editor in Chief of the Lancet and a panel of experts for a live event at the Royal Society of Medicine, as they unpack a new three-paper Lancet Series which explores how the value of breastfeeding is wasted by government and public health, and exploited by the formula milk industry.
- How baby behaviours are misconstrued to undermine breastfeeding, but multi-sectoral interventions protect its health impacts
- How the formula marketing ‘playbook’ targets parents, health professionals and politicians and undermines the health and rights of children and mothers
- How power imbalances and political and economic structures determine feeding practices, women's rights and health outcomes.
Authors call for breastfeeding to be a collective responsibility, that is effectively protected, promoted and supported at all levels.