Participate in the Campaign to Stop Infant Formula Marketing in Health Care Facilities

Let’s Organize to Send a Unified Message to Formula Corporations

On May 21, the anniversary of the adoption of the Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes (“the Code”) by the World Health Organization, let’s send a strong reminder to formula corporations, hospitals and the U.S. government that formula promotion in the health care context violates the Code and harms families.

Posting Photos/Videos/Messages to Online Social Media Sites

On or Before May 21:

(a) Take photos/videos holding a sign (photo) or tell your story (video). Include your kids and show it if you’re expecting! “No Formula Ads in Hospitals” or “Follow the WHO Code” are suggestions for homemade signs. You can also print this sign.

(b) Post your photos on the Facebook day of action event page. (By posting photos to this page, you agree to let us publish the photos elsewhere, including on companies’ pages)

(c) Tweet at the formula companies pages.

Suggested Tweets:

@Enfamil, @NestleUSA, @Similac follow the WHO Code: stop predatory marketing in healthcare facilities #ProtectParentsAndBabies

Parents deserve commercial-free info, not formula samples at birth #ProtectParentsAndBabies @Enfamil, @NestleUSA, @Similac

Send Us Photos/Videos/Messages

Before May 21:

(a) Take a photo holding a sign or a make a video stating your message. “No Formula Ads in Hospitals” or “Follow the WHO Code” are homemade sign suggestions. Show your kids and show it if you’re expecting! You can print this sign.

and/or

(b) In 1-3 sentences, tell us why you think formula marketing in health care facilities is wrong, or how it may have impacted you or someone you know. (For example, it sent you a confusing message about the importance of breastfeeding.)

Send commercialalert@citizen.org your photos/videos/messages by May 20 or send written messages through the comment form below.

By sending us photos, videos and messages, you agree to let us publish the content elsewhere online or in print with your name, or anonymous if specified, and your location.