U.S. delegates opposed an international resolution that supported breastfeeding

    By: Nor Attisha on Jul 09, 2018

    Renae Reints writes, “The United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly in Geneva this spring became the scene of a surprising showdown, as the U.S. battled with other nations over a resolution supporting the use of breast milk, the New York Times reported Sunday.

    The resolution said countries should limit the misleading marketing of breast milk substitutes, as a mother’s breast milk has been shown to be the healthiest for children in decades of research. The resolution was expected to pass easily, but U.S. delegates aimed to remove language that encouraged countries to “protect, promote and support breast-feeding” in an alleged alignment with baby formula manufacturers.”


    Released: July 9, 2018, 11:23 am
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