SPUTNIK NEWS – July 8, 2018: A Russian delegation stepped in to right a wrong perpetrated by the Trump administration, as UN and WHO officials offered no resistance to US demands supporting big business at the expense of infant health.
In a stunning confrontation noted to be another example of support by the administration of US President Donald Trump for corporate interests on environmental and public health issues, US officials demanded that UN health branch WHA — the governing body for the World Health Organization (WHO) — shelve a resolution that would encourage worldwide educational programs supporting the use of breast milk to encourage healthy babies.
During the World Health Assembly (WHA) conference in Geneva in May, US officials pressured Ecuador to drop its introduction of a simple global resolution that would encourage breastfeeding — a practice known to provide vastly superior health benefits to infants.
Many noted that the incomprehensible demand by the Trump administration to downplay the importance of a mother’s breast-milk for their infant child mirrored the policy platforms of infant formula manufacturers, including Switzerland’s Nestlé and America’s Abbot Laboratories.
Why is Breastfeeding Important for your Baby?
NEW YORK HEALTH – July 8, 2018: The state of New York encouraging breast milk usage among mothers, highlighting why it’s important for babies.
Breast milk helps keep your baby healthy.
- It supplies all the necessary nutrients in the proper proportions.
- It protects against allergies, sickness, and obesity.
- It protects against diseases, like diabetes and cancer.
- It protects against infections, like ear infections.
- It is easily digested – no constipation, diarrhea or upset stomach.
- Babies have healthier weights as they grow.
- Breastfed babies score higher on IQ tests.
Breast milk changes constantly to meet babies’ needs.
The milk changes in volume and composition according to the time of day, nursing frequency, and age of baby to promote healthy growth. Breast milk is the perfect food for your baby.
Breast milk is always ready and good for the environment.
- It is available wherever and whenever your baby needs it.
- It is always at the right temperature, clean and free.
- No bottles to clean.
- Breastfeeding has no waste, so it is good for the environment.
Why is Breastfeeding Important for You?
Mothers who breastfeed:
- Have a reduced risk of Type 2 Diabetes and certain cancers such as breast cancer
- May find it easier to return to what they weighed before they got pregnant
- Strengthen the bond with their children