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Should the U.S. reverse its stance on breastfeeding?

In a move that shocked world health officials, the U.S. chose to oppose a resolution meant to encourage breastfeeding as the healthiest options for babies. Many believe the U.S. was acting in the interest of baby formula manufacturers rather than what's actually best for infants and mothers. But an HHS spokesperson argued the resolution "stigmatized" mothers who choose alternative methods to breastfeeding. What do you think? 🍼

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The United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly was shocked when the U.S. chose to oppose a global breastfeeding resolution. According to the New York Times, American officials wanted to remove the language that called on governments to “protect, promote and support breastfeeding,” acting in the interest of baby formula manufacturers. 

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.
The intensity of the administration’s opposition to the breastfeeding resolution stunned public health officials and foreign diplomats, who described it as a marked contrast to the Obama administration, which largely supported W.H.O.’s longstanding policy of encouraging breastfeeding.
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But the Trump administration defended its decision, arguing the resolution unfairly "stigmatized" women who are unable to breastfeed or wish to access alternatives like bottle feeding. An HHS spokesperson told the New York Times:

“The resolution as originally drafted placed unnecessary hurdles for mothers seeking to provide nutrition to their children,” an H.H.S. spokesman said in an email. “We recognize not all women are able to breast-feed for a variety of reasons. These women should have the choice and access to alternatives for the health of their babies, and not be stigmatized for the ways in which they are able to do so.” 
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