Although fed is best, many moms do resolve to at least try breastfeeding, as it’s a great source of nutrition for baby and, well, because it’s “free.” Despite the long way breastfeeding moms have come to fight stigmas against the pure and natural act, in some of the least shocking yet most shocking news: the clueless Trump administration recently opposed a huge resolution encouraging breastfeeding.
Yes, you unfortunately read that right.
At the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly in Geneva this past May, the US met with hundreds of other government representatives to chat about public health issues when a resolution encouraging breastfeeding was brought up. Although the resolution was expected to pass easily, the Trump administration had a “hold my beer” moment and overturned the deliberations in order to protect the interests of companies that sell formula.
“Based on decades of research, the resolution says that mother’s milk is healthiest for children and countries should strive to limit the inaccurate or misleading marketing of breast milk substitutes,” reports the New York Times. “American officials sought to water down the resolution by removing language that called on governments to ‘protect, promote and support breastfeeding’ and another passage that called on policymakers…
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