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Tue Jul 10, 2018, 01:51 PM

Breastfeeding, Known Scientific, Medical Benefits; UN Resolution, US Votes No

- "Why Would The US Fight A Breastfeeding Resolution?" NBC News, July 10, 2018.

The benefits of breastfeeding over formula are clear and are not controversial, so advocates expressed surprise and dismay Monday over a report that the U.S. sought to suppress a World Health Assembly resolution supporting it.

The New York Times reported on Sunday that U.S. delegates to this year's gathering of the assembly, the decision-making body of the World Health Organization, fought to weaken a resolution declaring that a mother's breast milk is the best food for infants and discouraging misleading advertising for formula.

"We are stunned by reports of U.S. opposition to a resolution at the World Health Assembly this spring aimed at promoting breastfeeding," said Dr. Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association.
"The scientific evidence overwhelmingly supports breastfeeding and its many health benefits for both child and mother."

It's not controversial to promote breastfeeding, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. The benefits are clear.
"The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding as the sole source of nutrition for your baby for about six months and can be continued for as long as both mother and baby desire it," the group, which represents pediatricians, says on its website.

The group said there was "unequivocal evidence" that breast milk protects against infant diseases and conditions including bacteria in the blood, diarrhea, respiratory tract infection, necrotizing enterocolitis, ear and urinary tract infections, some types of cancer, and childhood obesity.
Breastfeeding benefits mothers, as well. "Mothers who breastfeed recover from childbirth more quickly and easily. The hormone oxytocin, released during breastfeeding, acts to return the uterus to its regular size more quickly and can reduce postpartum bleeding," the group says...

More, http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/why-would-the-us-fight-a-breastfeeding-resolution/ar-AAzOAuv?ocid=HPCOMMDHP15

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appalachiablue Jul 2018 OP
no_hypocrisy Jul 2018 #1
appalachiablue Jul 2018 #3
appalachiablue Jul 2018 #5
Xipe Totec Jul 2018 #2
appalachiablue Jul 2018 #4
HockeyMom Jul 2018 #6
CanSocDem Jul 2018 #7

Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2018, 01:53 PM

1. Crickets from Ivanka's office.

Mother of three.

Ever breastfeed any or all of them?

I heard Ivanka was going to advocate for women and children.

When's she going to start, if ever?

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 10, 2018, 02:01 PM

3. Funny that, when will she start advocating?.. Maybe more profitable fish to fry.

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Tue Jul 10, 2018, 02:36 PM

5. July 9, Protesters Confront Ivanka on Family Separations, Syracuse NY School

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2018, 02:00 PM

2. Breastfeeding. Nutrition time tested since the dawn of the Eocene, 56 million years ago. nt

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 10, 2018, 02:07 PM

4. Absolutely, meets the test of massive time! The UN Rejection is

about infant formula making company profits, like Nestle. No judgement here if mothers can't manage breastfeeding and it's their choice. Said by a post war baby who the doc said to put on soymilk formula.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2018, 03:19 PM

6. Poverty? Malnutrition?

It cost NOTHING to breastfeed. Formula costs $$$$. Malnutrition? From breastfeeding? Actually, breastfeeding will take every nutrient from the mother to feed her baby. It is natures way of survival of species.

Our Dear Leader is only concerned about lining the pockets of Corporations who manufacture Formula. I am sure breastfeeding is cutting into their profits. I used to work for one. Big time discounts. "You can get me CHEAP Formula?" Get lost. I am not going to be your supplier.

If a woman chooses not to breastfeed, that is her choice, but Formula feeding should not be pushed on an international level for PROFITS. Certainly not for poor women and those in Third World Countries.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 06:55 AM

7. Once again...

 



...the USA puts corporate wealth over public health. Nobody I know is surprised.


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