POV: Trump Administration’s Position on Breastfeeding Is “Deeply Unsettling” | BU Today

  Photo by danielpeinado.photo via Flickr. 

Photo by danielpeinado.photo via Flickr. 

Last week, the New York Times reported that the United States tried to block a World Health Assembly resolution encouraging governments to promote breastfeeding among their citizens. The United States also reportedly tried to remove from the resolution language recommending that countries curb the promotion of food products that may undermine the health of young children, threatening the resolution’s would-be sponsor, Ecuador, with economic punishment if the changes were not approved. While the measure was ultimately passed after Russia stepped in to introduce it, the fact that the episode occurred at all is deeply unsettling.

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