Confirmed victory
Petitioning Woolworths and 3 others
This petition was delivered to:
Woolworths
COO
Steve Greentree
CEO
Grant O'Brien
Group PR manager
Clare Buchanan

Woolworths: Stop selling unsafe "infant beverages" to 6-month-old babies

Woolworths is selling a new range of "infant beverages" to babies as young as 6 months old.

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the "Bebi” drinks on the shelf at Woolworths. As well as having an 18-month-old daughter Holly, I’m actually a midwife -- and these drinks drive me crazy.

Babies that young shouldn’t be drinking fruit juice; it’s just setting them up for lifelong problems like obesity and tooth decay. It also goes against the advice of almost every doctor, midwife, dentist and child health nurse, AND our national dietary guidelines.

Unsuspecting parents will fall for the 'convenience' without realising that they violate just about every bit of medical advice out there. I know this will happen, because I see it all the time in many other areas that involve women’s and infant health.

Bebi isn’t the only one doing this, but it’s the worst I’ve seen when it comes to targeting young babies. The bottle even comes with a teat -- because they know babies that young can’t actually drink any other way.

I’m tired of multi-million dollar companies exploiting young children with no regard for their health, best practice evidence or health guidelines.

That’s why I’m asking Woolworths to stop contributing to this by stocking the drinks. If they hear from hundreds their customers, I know they’ll listen rather than risk losing business.

If you'd like to give Woolworths your feedback, their Facebook page is here: https://www.facebook.com/woolworths?fref=ts&filter=2

Here are some links with more information:
http://www.nutritionaustralia.org/national/resource/infant-nutrition
http://www.dhsv.org.au/news-stories/2012/11/15/babies-don-t-need-bebi-fruit-drinks/
https://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/who-code
http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/wa/15279764/squeeze-on-baby-juices/
http://whqlibdoc.who.int/hq/2004/WHO_FCH_CAH_04.13.pdf


Letter to
Woolworths
COO Steve Greentree
CEO Grant O'Brien
and 1 other
Group PR manager Clare Buchanan
Stop selling unsafe "infant beverages" to 6-month-old babies

Babies that young shouldn’t be drinking fruit juice; it’s just setting them up for lifelong problems like obesity and tooth decay. It also goes against the advice of almost every doctor, midwife, dentist and child health nurse, AND our national dietary guidelines.

As a family friendly supermarket, Woolworths shouldn't be selling a product that so clearly goes against health guidelines and best practice for children.