News Releases

 

June 9, 2004

 

Breastfeeding is safe for normal growth and development; not breastfeeding because of environmental pollutants will cause needless harm to infants.

 

February 17, 2004

 

Mead Johnson Formula Claims Deceptive and Misleading: Puts Canada’s Infants at Risk

 

February 17, 2004

 

Cochrane Review of DHA and ARA in formulas.

 

April 23, 2003

 

Sunlight Deficiency, “Vitamin D,” and Breastfeeding

 

January 20, 2003

 

British Medical Journal press release about an article in the forthcoming addition entitled:

BABY MILK MANUFACTURERS ARE VIOLATING INTERNATIONAL MARKETING CODE.

 

October 29, 2002

 

 

Greenpeace and INFACT Canada.

Greenpeace and INFACT find contaminated baby food sold at Loblaws

“Loblaws is force feeding GE food with health risks to our children”.

 

 

GREENPEACE

Special health risks of genetically engineered (GE) food for infants and children.

 

October 18, 2002

 

 

West Nile Virus And Breastfeeding.

Letter to the editor of the Medical Post from Chairperson of The INFACT Canada Board of Directors, Dr. Jack Newman regarding the press reports relating to West Nile virus and breastfeeding.

 

October 16, 2002

 

 

Allergies, Asthma and Money

Despite attempts through the media to portray breastfeeding as a risk factor to the development of asthma and allergies, a review of the scientific literature affirms the opposite. Breastfed children have a significantly reduced incidence of asthma and allergies.

 

May 23, 2002

 

New Resolution!!!  World Health Assembly Resolution 55.25. WHAres55.25

 

May 13, 2002

 

 

 

Reuters Health News article

Conference at the WHA, highlighting the INFACT Canada monitoring report, Out of the Mouths of Babes: How Canada's Infant Foods Industry Defies World Health Organization Rules and Puts Infant Health at Risk.

 

May 10, 2002

 

Tragic Death due to formula in Belgium.

 

April 2, 2002

 

 

 

Low cost, creative initiatives are key to improved health care.  In response to the Romanow Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada, INFACT Canada was pleased to submit its recommendations. Central to the provision of a publicly funded, universally accessible health care system, with an increased emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention, is the support and protection of breastfeeding.

 

March 15, 2002

 

 

 

Letter to Canada's Minister of Health requesting revision of infant feeding recommendations to be in line with WHO recommendations.  INFACT Canada lobbies Minister of Health for updated and improved; infant and you child feeding policies.

 

 

WHO and UNICEF Press Release highlighting that almost 11 million children die every year, many of preventable illness... Improved breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices would slash the death toll of children, as up to 60% of childhood deaths are associated with malnutrition says UNICEF and WHO.

 

 

INFACT Canada submission to the Romanow Commission on the Future of  Health Care in Canada  INFACT Canada supports public primary health care - prevention approach to the restructuring of Canada's health care system.  Breastfeeding saves health care costs.

 

February 13, 2002

 

 

Health Protection and Health Care in Canada Protecting the Health of Canadians and the Health Care System in Canada.  A Submission to the Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada By the Infant Feeding Action Coalition (INFACT) Canada.

 

 

Experts Dispute Soy Formula Safety

 

May 21, 2001

World Health Assembly Settles Duration of Exclusive Breastfeeding