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I suppose, if you place more worth on your nation's business interests than you do the well being of others...
We have a lot of public education in breastfeeding over here;
not making any accusations regarding you... kind of thought maybe you were just not fully informed...
the US seems to have pressured, and threatened other countries to not support it, to the point that Russia had to step in and re-introduce the resolution because the country that was originally proposing it backed out of it afraid they'd lose US aide.
if someone starts off trying to breast feed and finds that it's not working for whatever reason, they can always switch over and use the formula.
but if the companies are in third world nations presenting lies as facts, giving away just enough formula to ensure that if it's all used, the mother's milk will be dried up and they will be forced to buy the formula, even if they can't afford it....
well, you tell me, just who is trying to remove the choice from whom???
originally posted by: dawnstar
a reply to: TheRedneck
they've been known to give new mothers in third world nations sample packs of formula with instructions on it's use not even written in the people's language!!!
but, you are probably right, our ancestors were so much more intelligent than we were!! they knew how to mash potatoes and carrots even, and they didn't even have electricity!!
But I am informed. There is a difference between a UN recommendation and a UN resolution. A recommendation is just that: UN scientists give out advice - take it or leave it.
I was sent home from the hospital with more knowledge when it came to bottle feeding than I did about breast feeding.
and yet wic is still handing out the vouchers for formula
In other words, WHO wants infant formula, baby formula, baby food, and anything else that is used to feed children locked up in a case in plain brown wrappers right beside the tobacco products. That is extreme, and I wholly support the President in refusing to participate it.
Clarification that “follow-up formula” and “growing-up milks” fall under the scope of the Code and should not be promoted.
Recommendation that messages on complementary foods should always include a statement on the need for breastfeeding to continue through 2 years and that complementary foods should not be fed before 6 months.
Recommendation that the labels and designs on products other than breast milk substitutes need to be distinct from those used on breast-milk substitutes to avoid cross-promotion.
Recognition that any donations to the health care system (including health workers and professional associations) from companies selling foods for infants and young children represent a conflict of interest and should not be allowed.
Recommendation that sponsorship of meetings of health professionals and scientific meetings by companies selling foods for infants and young children should not be allowed.
No pictures of infants or other pictures idealizing the use of breast-milk substitutes are permitted on the labels of the products.
No evidence in your source was shown
Implement and enforce the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes