How Big Formula is failing a new generation of mums

Doctors must stand against the corporate influence, insists this paediatric surgeon

Concerns that multinational corporate interests dubbed ‘Big Tobacco’, ‘Big Soda’ and ‘Big Food’ are detrimental to health loom large in public discourse, but less has recently been said about the corporate forces that militate against breastfeeding.


A UK researcher, Dr Natalie Shenker, recently called on fellow doctors to advocate for unbiased education on infant feeding in the face of what she sees is unwarranted influence by infant formula manufacturers on medical students and government policy. 

‘Big Formula’, she says, is