"... the official position of the Department of Trade and Industry, “While we agree that ‘breastfeeding is good for babies up to two years,’ we also recognize that the practice of breastfeeding is slowly becoming uncommon, as supported by a report of the World Health Organization showing Filipinos spending P21.5 billion yearly on infant formula.”
Helloo! That “slowly becoming uncommon” phenomenon is precisely why the Department of Health and every right-thinking Filipino, are getting concerned -- because it is accompanied by unnecessary infant and children deaths and morbidity."
Sunday, June 24, 2007
DTI slapped silly
Ms. Winnie Monsod has been smacking the DTI and the PHAP around these last few weeks regarding their opposition to the RIRR of the Milk Code here and here. I just have to quote a portion of her latest column: