Skip to comments.U.S. Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution Stuns World Health Officials
Posted on 07/08/2018 2:56:06 PM PDT by gattaca
A resolution to encourage breast-feeding was expected to be approved quickly and easily by the hundreds of government delegates who gathered this spring in Geneva for the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly.
Based on decades of research, the resolution says that mothers milk is healthiest for children and countries should strive to limit the inaccurate or misleading marketing of breast milk substitutes.
Then the United States delegation, embracing the interests of infant formula manufacturers, upended the deliberations...
(Excerpt) Read more at mobile.nytimes.com ...
Seems like an odd decision and if based on marketing of infant formula, shame on us.
“The showdown over the issue was recounted by more than a dozen participants from several countries, many of whom requested anonymity because they feared retaliation from the United States.”
uh, yeah ... anonymity ... in other words, more rumors from the leftist fake stream media being published as pretend “news” ...
I have a bridge you might like to buy.
Experience tells me that there is more to this story.
No evidence of that, but NYT says so anyway.
experience screams fake
should strive to limit the inaccurate or misleading marketing of breast milk substitutes.
Im a big fan of breastfeeding. I did it for three years (two babies) but I dont think that other ways of feeding babies need to be regulated by governments.
There is room for both, but coming from the NY Slime, I say fake or a hit job.
“The resolution as originally drafted placed unnecessary hurdles for mothers seeking to provide nutrition to their children, an H.H.S. spokesman said in an email. These women should have the choice and access to alternatives for the hea
From what I read it seems there was opposition to non-breast feeding options, and that may be what this is about...but...GET THE US out of the UN...sounds a lot like the one worlders are trying to control something to me
Bridge? I’m waiting for beach front property here along the Sierras.
The U.N. is worthless.
My first daughter was born in Japan in a no-formula hospital. My daughter had breastfeeding jaundice for days until I smuggled formula in. They need to at least address that factor. It cost us $2000 in extra treatment.
Backdoor sin taxes is what was really prevented with the efforts as what should be an easy resolution became yet another vehicle for liberals seeking to push other agendas (and of course, finance them on the backs of the public and companies.)
How hard can this be to craft? ‘We advise women who are able to that they breastfeed their children.’ There, done. But that’s not how these multilateral resolutions are created; it drifts sometimes far beyond the scope into marketing restrictions that favor some companies over others, etc.
That there has to be elaborate negotiations over something that should be as quick as ‘where’s last year’s resolution, okay, make copies, let’s get it signed.’
It’s nice having a government that doesn’t just rubber stamp the latest liberal screeds. And contrary to the reporting, the Russian resolution excluded ALL of the material the US objected to. That so many countries were so scared of liberals that they couldn’t do the same thing is really the scary part.
Thats exactly whats happening here.
Lots of families raise perfectly healthy babies with formula.
Doing so is a perfectly valid decision by those families.
Governmental bodies, national or international, need to stay out of it.
Why listen to those boobs at the NYT?
Yeah, they have to milk these resolutions for all they’re worth.
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