The Great Formula Milk Scandal: Channel 4 Dispatches

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 that shows how far formula influence reaches into the NHS and leaked documents that reveal how clever marketing helps firms make millions from parents, Dispatches asks whether this industry is putting profits before babies.