APPM stance on milk company sponsorship:
APPM supports the RCPCH view on not actively promoting or supporting formula brands as an alternative to breastfeeding well babies. However, in the paediatric palliative care patient population specific milk formula may be required where the patient cannot be breastfed. Artificial nutrition and hydration is an important component of symptom management and end of life care. Therefore the APPM members may benefit from information regarding various specialised formulae. At the present time, APPM will accept offers of sponsorship from formulae companies for study day events only.