China may ban sales promotions and advertising for milk formula designed for babies younger than six months in an effort to encourage breastfeeding, the Ministry of Health said.
China plans to increase standards for domestic infant-formula producers amid fresh concerns about food safety after Fonterra Cooperative Group Ltd. warned of tainted ingredients in some products.
Children with high iron levels may get too much of the nutrient from fortified infant formulas, raising the risk of developmental delays, researchers said.
Seven babies died after being fed an additive used to help thicken infant formula or breast milk, U.S. regulators said.
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