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  US threatened nations over breastfeeding resolution
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Last EditedRP  Jul 08, 2018 06:30pm
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CategoryProposed Legislation
AuthorEli Watkins
News DateSunday, July 8, 2018 08:20:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionThe United States threatened nations in an effort to blunt a World Health Assembly resolution supporting breastfeeding this spring, The New York Times reported Sunday.

The US delegation worked hard, but largely unsuccessfully, to water down a resolution recognizing the importance of breastfeeding for infants and working against misleading attempts to sell substitutes for a mother's milk, the Times reported, citing more than a dozen participants from various countries, many of whom requested anonymity for fear of US retaliation.

The Times noted the US position aligned with infant formula manufacturers. The report said the US delegation was also unsuccessful at defeating a different measure on access to medicines.
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