Eman El-Sherbiny is a Nairobi-based freelance journalist, currently a digital investigator at Centre for Information Resilience. El-Sherbiny also reports on East Africa as a whole but has in the past written about Egypt and the wider Middle East. El-Sherbiny has written for The Times, The Independent, The Telegraph, The Daily Beast and others.
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Women were told breastfeeding was not enough, and as far as colonial administrations were concerned, milk had to be part of the nutrition plan for infants and children. Breastfeeding was discouraged and baby formulas were replacing much of infant rations. This was later heavily encouraged through aggressive marketing of baby formulas.