The Great Formula Milk Scandal

1 x 30' Monday 18th March 2019

 

Formula milk plays a role in almost every British baby’s diet – but how much do we know about the industry we trust to feed our children? Kate Quilton meets the infant feeding specialist who says expensive brands are “nutritionally equivalent” to cheaper rivals, the desperate mum watering down her baby’s milk to make ends meet, and the formula company CEO who admits his industry needs stricter regulation. With new research which shows how far formula influence reaches into the NHS and leaked documents which reveal how clever marketing helps firms make millions from parents, Dispatches asks whether this industry is putting profits before babies.New mum Kate Quilton asks if formula milk is being priced fairly, and whether claims made for it are unbiased and scientifically accurate.