Your Say, published every Friday, lets readers express their opinions on a topic or issue raised by the editor.
Next week: Do you agree with Việt Nam changing its ban on powdered milk advertisements to infants?
Việt Nam’s Ministry of Planning and Investment has proposed banning on advertising powder milk for children under 12 months, instead of under 24 months that has been on the books for four years.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Việt Nam sent a letter to Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc on September 23, saying the change isn’t in line with Việt Nam’s commitment to the international community and warned of its grave and dangerous consequences to children’s health.
The Việt Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry said the current ban could be seen as a form that deprived of access to information for nursing mothers.
In addition, a Children Protection and Care Department expert said the change on ban advertising formular milk didn’t violate conventional practices.
What do you think of the proposal ? In your country, when are mothers encouraged to use formular milk?
Do you think the nursing mothers of one-year-old infants need information on nutrition supplements and formula milk ?
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