The milk of human kindness

(Assembled from information in Private Eye 1051 and other sources.) Nestlé make a lot of money from baby milk formula. The company promotes its product as clean and modern, compared to that messy breast-feeding process. It gives away free samples to new parents. From a marketing perspective, this is really smart. If the parents try the baby milk formula for a while, the mother will stop lactating, and soon they’ll have no choice but to buy formula.