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Global trends and patterns of commercial milk-based formula sales: is an unprecedented infant and young child feeding transition underway?

Baker, Phillip; Smith, Julie; Salmon, Libby; Kent, George; Iellamo, Alessandro; Dadhich, J P; Renfrew, Mary J; Friel, Sharon


OBJECTIVE The marketing of infant/child milk-based formulas (MF) contributes to suboptimal breast-feeding and adversely affects child and maternal health outcomes globally. However, little is known about recent changes in MF markets. The present study describes contemporary trends and patterns of MF sales at the global, regional and country levels. DESIGN Descriptive statistics of trends and patterns in MF sales volume per infant/child for the years 2008-2013 and projections to 2018, using...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016-05-23
Type: Journal article
Source: Public health nutrition
DOI: 10.1017/S1368980016001117


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