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    U.S. Objects to breastfeeding resolution - scientific consensus until Russia supports

    U.S. OBJECTS TO BREASTFEEDING RESOLUTION WITH SCIENTIFIC CONSENSUS, UNTIL RUSSIA SUPPORTS IT
    BY PAUL LEBLANC ON 7/8/18 AT 3:55 PM

    The Trump administration shocked global health officials when it pushed back on decades of scientific research that recognized breast milk as the healthiest option for babies.

    At the United Nations World Health Assembly this spring officials from the United States held up a resolution designed to promote breastfeeding by attempting to remove specific language according to The New York Times.

    U.S. officials sought to remove language that called on governments to “protect, promote and support breastfeeding” as well as a separate section that called for governments to restrict the promotion of products that experts agree could cause harm to children.

    According to the Times, U.S. officials threatened harmful trade practices against Ecuador, which planned to introduce the initiative, unless it withdrew it. “We were astonished, appalled and also saddened,” Patti Rundall, the policy director of the British advocacy group Baby Milk Action told the Times of the U.S. actions. “What happened was tantamount to blackmail, with the U.S. holding the world hostage and trying to overturn nearly 40 years of consensus on the best way to protect infant and young child health.”

    An Ecuadorian official added, “We were shocked because we didn’t understand how such a small matter like breastfeeding could provoke such a dramatic response.”

    U.S. opposition to the resolution ended, however, when Russia introduced the measure. Officials from the U.S. did not challenge Russia despite threatening Ecuador for introducing the same measure. "We feel that it is wrong when a big country tries to push around some very small countries," a Russian delegate told the Times of Russia's decision to introduce the resolution.
    http://www.newsweek.com/us-breastfee...health-1013327

    I'm not sure what's more disturbing here - the fact that anyone rejects the notion that babies are better off with mother's milk (given that we were designed to be fed that way) or the fact that the U.S. would threaten a tiny country like Ecuador for introducing it and Russia would have to stand up for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DLLS View Post
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    Ecuador isn't a threat - easy pickings. They wouldn't be able to defend themselves from blackmail. Russia, on the other hand, wouldn't give two tits what the U.S. does to them at this point, beyond possible retribution.

    I agree with promoting breastfeeding, absolutely, but I feel like sometimes that promotion shames mothers who can't for some reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adelaide View Post
    Ecuador isn't a threat - easy pickings. They wouldn't be able to defend themselves from blackmail. Russia, on the other hand, wouldn't give two tits what the U.S. does to them at this point, beyond possible retribution.

    I agree with promoting breastfeeding, absolutely, but I feel like sometimes that promotion shames mothers who can't for some reason.
    What I don't understand is why? Why act like breastfeeding is some new scientific theory, rather than the way our species survived since the beginning and why threaten Ecuador because they want to encourage breastfeeding. Wait, I think I have the answer - Big Pharma. It just occurred to me that baby formulas are manufactured by pharmaceutical companies. More women breastfeeding means less women buying formula. It makes no sense otherwise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    What I don't understand is why? Why act like breastfeeding is some new scientific theory, rather than the way our species survived since the beginning and why threaten Ecuador because they want to encourage breastfeeding. Wait, I think I have the answer - Big Pharma. It just occurred to me that baby formulas are manufactured by pharmaceutical companies. More women breastfeeding means less women buying formula. It makes no sense otherwise.
    i tend to agree but I don’t agree on shaming women that can’t breastfeed. Mrs U could not and was made to feel inadequate or cheater by the super moms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DGUtley View Post
    i tend to agree but I don’t agree on shaming women that can’t breastfeed. Mrs U could not and was made to feel inadequate or cheater by the super moms.
    I disagree with shaming women who can't breastfeed and there are many, but for those who can, it's the best thing for the baby in terms of digestion and immunities. Furthermore, think of the savings in formula alone? Also, regurgitated breastmilk doesn't leave nasty stains on the baby's clothing like formula does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    What I don't understand is why? Why act like breastfeeding is some new scientific theory, rather than the way our species survived since the beginning and why threaten Ecuador because they want to encourage breastfeeding. Wait, I think I have the answer - Big Pharma. It just occurred to me that baby formulas are manufactured by pharmaceutical companies. More women breastfeeding means less women buying formula. It makes no sense otherwise.
    I agree, but I think that sometimes certain environments really almost shame mothers who can't/don't breastfeed. I'm thinking of Facebook, where my generation of new-age-hippie-moms who think saying "no" is abusive cram breastfeeding down the throats of everyone who doesn't do it til age 5. I feel bad for the women who can't. Then again, a lot of people are so ridiculous about a woman breastfeeding in public. Women can't win.

    It wouldn't surprise me if it were an issue of a special interest group. All about the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adelaide View Post
    I agree, but I think that sometimes certain environments really almost shame mothers who can't/don't breastfeed. I'm thinking of Facebook, where my generation of new-age-hippie-moms who think saying "no" is abusive cram breastfeeding down the throats of everyone who doesn't do it til age 5. I feel bad for the women who can't. Then again, a lot of people are so ridiculous about a woman breastfeeding in public. Women can't win.

    It wouldn't surprise me if it were an issue of a special interest group. All about the money.
    I agree - people go way too far. Ultimately it's a matter of choice or no choice for the mother. For those who can, it's about letting them know the benefits for the baby. I also think that breastfeeding until age five is nuts. The first six months gives baby its immunities and let's face it many women have to work, so prolonged breastfeeding can be a hardship. I'm sure expressing milk at work is a real treat, not to mention finding a sanitary but private location to do so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    I disagree with shaming women who can't breastfeed and there are many, but for those who can, it's the best thing for the baby in terms of digestion and immunities. Furthermore, think of the savings in formula alone? Also, regurgitated breastmilk doesn't leave nasty stains on the baby's clothing like formula does.
    My wife breast fed the first two and could not the rest, personally they say its better but I see no difference in my kids and they were and are all healthy.

    Id like to say this yes women breast fed forever and its natural but women used to walk around with no clothes and get forced to their knees by males at will too. Times change more's change the way we do things change.

    I very very much believe in a womens right to breastfeed but they should take it upon themselves to be discreet as they can in modern society and not just plop down and pullem out just because they can
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