måndag 17 oktober 2011 kl 21:22 | amning
nestle har tydligen samma hobby som kissie och andra storbloggare, att googla sig själva. nån slags nestle-representant har bemödat sig med att skriva en lång kommentar till mitt tidigare inlägg där de dementerar all inblandning i spädbarnsdöd relaterad till utebliven amning. jag förstår att de är måna om sitt rykte och hur det nu än ligger till så skulle de ju knappast skriva en kommentar om att jag skrev en sanning. jag har heller ingen aning om huruvida barnmorskan amy som jobbar i de fattigaste länderna far med osanning eller inte. jag vet vikten av att vara källkritisk men eftersom jag inte kommer få veta sanningen utan att inspektera afghanistans mödrar så väljer jag att lita på en eldsjäl som inte tjänar pengar på att smutskasta företag. hursomhelst har holgis ingen koppling till några nestleprodukter så vi förlorar ingenting på det (och nej, vi äter inte kitkat eller dricker nescafé heller för det delen).
här är amys redogörelse för vad hon sett i sitt arbete, hänvisning finns i ovan nämnda inlägg:
You might not want to get me started on Nestle…I’m a bit of a zealot …According to UNICEF: “Marketing practices that undermine breastfeeding are potentially hazardous wherever they are pursued: in the developing world, WHO estimates that some 1.5 million children die each year because they are not adequately breastfed.” Babies who are bottle-fed are more prone to illness, no matter what country they are in. This is simply because they are missing out on the antibodies that are present in their mother’s breast-milk. Babies who are bottle-fed in certain countries are at an astronomically higher risk of illness and death. This is because of the lack of clean water, the inability to sterilize the bottles and/or the family’s poverty leads them to over-dilute the formula. These three factors can lead to fatal cases of diarrhea, dehydration or starvation.
Nestle is one of the most aggressive marketers of baby formula and consistently finds ways to undermine breastfeeding in favour of infant formula. Their employees stand in the aisles of supermarkets in the Philippines, dressed professionally, convincing people that it is better for their baby to be bottle-fed. Their employees “befriend” hospitals, doctors clinics and maternity centers and their staff (take them out bowling, for dinner, bring gifts, etc) in order to have the staff wear Nestle labels on their scrubs and/or put up posters. In Afghanistan they were the only company to sell infant formula and they had managed to brainwash the women so well that I had to fight them tooth and nail to breastfeed. Often they would use most of the family income to buy the formula and their other children would go hungry as a result. The ones who couldn’t afford the Nestle formula were so convinced that their breast-milk was bad for their babies that they would give them chewed up cookies and sugar-water instead. Want to guess how long those babies lived? I can’t even count how many babies I’ve seen being buried because they were given Nestle formula instead of their mother’s breast-milk. Nestle is evil. They know that their efforts to improve their profits cost babies their lives. And they do it anyways. My sister says, “At the end of the day you only have yourself to face. At the end of your life, that is another matter altogether”. I agree.