Trump says USA had opposed formula limits, not breastfeeding

Ebony Scott
July 12, 2018

So, WHO started a resoultion to limit the inaccurate marketing formula and other substitutes as it is considered unhealthy for the babies. But ever since the Clinton administration, there was sort of consensus on this, and you actually had the US softening their approach and just going along with things.

Aware of this growing aggressiveness, World Health Organization tried to get agreement for a standard resolution to promote breastfeeding in member countries and to continue to limit false advertising of the formula monopolies.

Thank you for signing up for the 3 Things to Know Newsletter. And part of the World Health Organization's recommendations on marketing is to have the formula products carry messages about the "risks of not breastfeeding".

Federal law protects both pregnant women and nursing women from workplace discrimination. "It's supposed to move pretty smoothly because all of this work has been done in advance", she said.

In 2010, the Affordable Care Act began requiring that employers provide most hourly workers with "reasonable break time" to pump breast milk and a private space other than a restroom to do so.

The United States tried to stop a pro-breastfeeding resolution at the United Nations, but ultimately failed. As a child develops, the milk changes with the needs of the child.

An employer with fewer than 50 workers can be exempted from offering the accommodations if it can prove that doing so would cause "an undue burden" on its financial resources. Overall, women in the study who breastfed reduced their risk by 9 percent, but women who breastfed more than one child reduced their risk by 18 percent.

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"We're not trying to be a hero here, but we feel that it is wrong when a big country tries to push around some very small countries, especially on an issue that is really important for the rest of the world", a Russian delegate told the Times, saying the decision to support the resolution was a matter of principle.

"In settings where there is high poverty and weak public health infrastructure - for example that ensures clean water, sanitation, routine child immunizations - exclusively breastfeeding in the first six months of life is not only a primary source of food security for infants, it gives them immunological protection against infections and malnutrition", Palmquist said.

"Fortunately, the resolution was adopted with few changes, but it is unconscionable for the USA or other government to oppose efforts that promote breastfeeding", the statement continued. They found no impact, except under one condition: In communities that lack clean water, access to formula raised infant mortality by 9.4 per 1000 births-essentially, the availability of formula "led to more bad water getting to infants", he said.

According to the booklet, insurance company CIGNA reviewed data from 343 of its female employees and concluded its own lactation program saved the company $240,000 a year in health care expenses. This meant that mothers seeking information about how to feed their children could get at least some information on the products being sold and distributed to them. However, American delegates took the side of corporate formula makers over breastfeeding mothers.

For mothers who are unable to breastfeed for medical reasons, such as having the human immunodeficiency virus or not producing enough milk, it is recommended to consult with a trained health care professional for support and guidance. He allowed her to use his office to pump milk.

The recommendations are based on an established body of evidence showing breastmilk is nutritionally, economically and ecologically superior to formula or other breastmilk substitutes.

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