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US turned to threats to fight breastfeeding resolution

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Breastfeeding encouraged in UN resolutionThe United States turned to threats at the World Health Assembly in an effort to quash a resolution that sought to promote breastfeeding, The New York Times reported Sunday.

The resolution was originally expected to be introduced by Ecuador. But the U.S. warned that if the country went through with introducing the measure, it would cut military aid and implement punitive trade measures, the Times reported.

The resolution holds that breastfeeding is the healthiest option for young children, and pushes countries to limit the spread of inaccurate information about breast milk substitutes.

TVNL Comment:  Another anti-women move by Trump.  Threatening countries to vote against the resolution was meant to pave the way for the worldwide promotion of infant formula. Greed and profit, once again, are what motivates Trump policy. Fortunately for the world, the resolution passed.


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