Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues…

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).

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Headquarters: 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025 | Phone 650-854-9400
Washington Offices and Barbara Jordan Conference Center: 1330 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005 | Phone 202-347-5270

www.kff.org | Email Alerts: kff.org/email | facebook.com/KaiserFamilyFoundation | twitter.com/KaiserFamFound

Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues, the Kaiser Family Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in Menlo Park, California.