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Trump denies U.S. opposition to World Health Organization breastfeeding resolution

Breastfeeding basics for mom and baby Trump administration threatened Ecuador over its support of breastfeeding resolution
Ellis Copeland | 10 July, 2018, 16:00

In opposing the resolution, the USA was said to align with the corporate interests of formula manufacturers.

Health advocates scrambled to find another sponsor for the resolution, but at least a dozen countries, a lot of them poor nations in Africa and Latin America, backed off, citing fears of retaliation, according to officials from Uruguay, Mexico and the United States.

"The failing NY Times Fake News story today about breastfeeding must be called out".

On Twitter, Mr Trump "called out" the Times and said the "US strongly supports breastfeeding".

Health advocates sought to find another sponsor for the resolution, the Times reported, and Russian Federation eventually introduced the measure without threats from the U.S.

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

Ecuador had planned to introduce the bill, but according to the newspaper, backed out after they were threatened with punishing trade measures and the withdrawal of U.S. military aid.

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In a statement sent to the NYT, the Department of Health and Human Services said the resolution "placed unnecessary hurdles for mothers seeking to provide nutrition to their children".

President Donald Trump sent out a tweet on Monday criticizing a New York Times article that said his administration pressured less wealthy countries not to propose a resolution encouraging breastfeeding. "Many women are not able to breastfeed for a variety of reasons, these women should not be stigmatized; they should be equally supported with information and access to alternatives for the health of themselves and their babies". The Ecuadorean government quickly acquiesced.

The State Department declined to respond to questions, saying it could not discuss private diplomatic conversations.

In third world countries, there is an added danger to babies from using infant formulas, which require water added, because 'levels of infectious disease are high and access to safe water is poor, ' a 2015 report from UNICEF found.

"And now the U.S. Gov is against breastfeeding in favor of formula companies", a DailyKos story blared. "At what point do they start laughing at us as a country?" What is at stake: breastfeeding saves women and children's lives.

Research has shown that mother's milk contains far more nutrients that are necessary for a baby's health than infant formula. Breastfeeding rates vary by country, but two out of three infants worldwide are not breastfed for the recommended six months and this rate has not improved in several decades, according to a WHO, UNICEF and International Baby Food Action Network report from 2016.

The United States suggested a shorter and more streamlined resolution that encouraged promoting exclusive breastfeeding as well as global initiatives to encourage breastfeeding in hospitals.

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