Health visitors at the frontline can provide feedback into this All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) Inquiry into infant formula costs.

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Infant Feeding has launched an inquiry on the costs of infant formula to families in the UK and the impact that the choice of infant formula, and the purchase of infant formula, is having on the health, well-being and financial situation of families.

The inquiry wants to hear stories from families themselves, from those that care and support pregnant women and families with infants and children, those who work with food redistribution or food banking projects, with faith groups supporting communities and anyone else who has information to share on how families choose a brand of infant formula and manage the costs of formula feeding.

Health visitors at the frontline will have seen and heard how this is impacting on families – and can provide feedback into the APPG Inquiry.

The inquiry wants to collect stories and information from the recent past that may be lived experience, reported by others to you or which has been collected as part of other work. The focus is on infant formula costs, choice of infant formula and the impact of this on the health, well-being and finances of formula feeding families.

The deadline for submissions is 26 June 2018.

Please do use this opportunity to provide your feedback to this inquiry – as it is an important opportunity to feed in HV experience of impact.

Please note:

The APPGIFI strongly believes that breastfeeding should be protected and promoted in the UK and that all women who wish to breastfeed should receive support to do so (as long as there is no medical reason to advise against it). This inquiry however focuses on UK families who use and purchase infant formula in the first year of their infant’s life, many of whom may exclusively formula feed for the majority of that time.