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'Breast Is Best' For Baby, But Not For Infant Formula Companies


The number of Americans who breastfeed their children has risen steadily over the past few decade. And according to the Huffington Post, that's a public health win that results in better nutrition and lower health risks for mothers and babies. But this positive development is at odds with the interests of the baby formula industry. Nestle, Abbott, Mead Johnson and Danone are the top four worldwide, and their US sales have flattened in recent years.

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