Tin of 'Amulspray' milk formula, India, 1980

1980 in India
Mehsana District Co-op Milk Producers Union Limited

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Various tins of infant milk formula: Amulspray milk food (1981-1397/15), Similac infant milk powder (1981-1493 pt1),
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Tin of Amulspray milk food, milk formula by Mehsana District Co-op Milk Producers Union Ltd. One of a selection of drugs and related material from India, 1975-1980.

The advertising and selling of baby milk formula to developing countries has been controversial for some time. Bottle fed babies are more likely to have diarrhoea, which causes dehydration. This can be fatal if vital fluids and salts in the body are not replaced. Instructions for use are in English and Arabic, but if a mother cannot read she cannot follow the instructions. Even if she can overcome the literacy barrier, there is no guarantee that she would have a clean water supply or the facilities to make up bottles. (Shown here with other milk powder products).

Made by Mehsana District Co-op Milk Producers Union Limited in India, ‘Amulspray’ milk formula was advertised as “Rich in proteins and vitamins”.


Nutrition & Food Technology
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milk formula

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