Written By Mary Mumbua 📝
The Ministry of Health has recently clarified that feeding bottles for infants would not be banned, but will instead be regulated.
The move, according to Health Director-General Patrick Amoth, is aimed at promoting and supporting breastfeeding in order to provide children with strong immunity and substantial nourishment.
According to allegations in the media, the Ministry of Health would institute a statewide ban on feeding bottles on May 28.
The Breast Milk Supplements Regulation and Control Act of 2012 categorized bottles used for feeding newborns as designated products, bringing the bottles within the law’s jurisdiction.
The Ministry of Health published new requirements for the labeling and use of baby feeding bottles, teats, pacifiers, and cups with spouts in the new regulations.
A feeding bottle’s label, box, or container, as well as the bottle itself, must clearly state the dangers that such bottles pose to infants, and the words “WARNING” must be prominently displayed on the packaging.
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