Trump says U.S. had opposed formula limits, not breastfeeding

10 July, 2018, 16:02 | Author: Rachel Logan
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We're told the USA threatened Ecuador with punishing trade measures and the removal of military aid.

The New York Times says the United States threatened Ecuador and other small countries with trade and military repercussions, but it provides no evidence to support the claim outside of anonymous sources.

When contacted for a comment, the Department of Health and Human Services said the USA stance was in support of mothers who can not breast-feed for various reasons. The Department of Health and Human Services has since responded, saying the U.S delegation was advocating for a variety of feeding options because some women are unable to breastfeed.

With more mothers in developed nations turning to breastfeeding, the Third World is regarded as a potential growth market for infant formula companies. Washington is the single largest contributor to the health organisation, providing US$845 million, or roughly 15 per cent of its budget, last year.

Russian Federation ultimately sponsored the resolution and the American delegation did not issue any threats to the country.

The confrontation was the latest example of the Trump administration siding with corporate interests on numerous public health and environmental issues.

Moms Rising, a group trying to achieve economic security for mothers in the United States, called the American government's move "stunning and shameful", adding that "We must do everything we can to advocate for public policies that support and empower breastfeeding moms".

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Hundreds of government delegates at the assembly expected the resolution to be approved swiftly. Of course, it is in line with the general attitude of the U.S., which has earlier opposed taxes on sugared drinks and attacked changes in licensing law proposed to deliver life-saving medicines in poor countries.

Baby formula companies have for decades sold more product in developing countries than developed ones, the Times reported, suggesting the United States policy was in line with companies' interests.

Other wording that called for policy makers to restrict the promotion of food products that could potentially harm children also irked American delegates.

A 2016 study published by The Lancet says breastfeeding could save the lives of 823,000 children and 20,000 mothers each year. But a sustainable future will require certain industries - not just tobacco and fossil fuels, air travel and automobiles, even baby formula - to become much much smaller to sustain a population of nine billion human beings.

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.

Though high quality, safely prepared substitutes can provide adequate nutrition for infants, emphasis on breastfeeding stretches back through decades of concern from health experts and officials that milk-substitute makers were causing harm with their marketing strategies.

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