Working Paper Examines Impact Of Infant Formula Availability On Infant Mortality In LMICs

National Bureau of Economic Research: Mortality from Nestlé’s Marketing of Infant Formula in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
In this working paper, Jesse K. Anttila-Hughes, assistant professor at the University of San Francisco, and colleagues examine the impact of infant formula on infant mortality and find that “the availability of formula increased infant mortality … among mothers without access to clean water, suggesting that unclean water acted as a vector for the transmission of water-borne pathogens to infants” (March 2018).