Recently, a major formula company announced its intention to introduce into the USA a "follow-up formula" intended for infants six months of age and older who have already had solid foods introduced into their diets. It was significant to the Academy that the company intends to market this product directly to the public as well as to the medical community.

In view of the American Academy of Pediatrics' fundamental and ongoing responsibility for providing accurate and appropriate information concerning nutrition to the full spectrum of the pediatric population, the Executive Board examined this new development with respect to its existing policy on the marketing of infant formulas.

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