WHEREAS, the distribution of these products to uneducated mothers by medical
and paramedical personnel implies the superiority of formula over breast milk,
leading to the abandonment of breast feeding on a massive scale; and
WHEREAS, poor mothers living in unhygienic conditions frequently mix the
formula in weak solution with polluted water, adding the risk of disease to the
problem of malnutrition; and
WHEREAS, many mothers under the influence of aggressive infant formula
marketing programs have needlessly invested large portions of their meager
family budgets in order to purchase the product, further weakening the family
WHEREAS, most national and multinational companies producing and marketing
infant formula have resisted attempts to require that they alter their marketing
methods to eliminate these hazards;
BE IT RESOLVED: That the 1979 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist
Association calls upon local societies and individual members to express their
concern for the effects of infant formula marketing methods within developing
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