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originally posted by: TerryMcGuire
a reply to: rickymouse
Certainly this does not have to be about Trump. However since he has taken it upon himself to save us, to play the power broker in international trade, it would seem that this is one issue he could step into and straighten out, him being the guy who picks our UN ambassador and all.
To enable mothers to establish and sustain exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months, WHO and UNICEF recommend:
- Initiation of breastfeeding within the first hour of life
- Exclusive breastfeeding – that is the infant only receives breast milk without any additional food or drink, not even water
- Breastfeeding on demand – that is as often as the child wants, day and night
- No use of bottles, teats or pacifiers
The US delegation threatened retribution on trade and military aid to Ecuador to get the nation to drop the resolution, , and according to the Timessaid at least a dozen countries also avoided the resolution out of fear of the US. Members of the delegation also suggested cutting US funding for the World Health Organization.
A spokesman from the US Department of Health and Human Services told the Times that the original resolution "placed unnecessary hurdles for mothers seeking to provide nutrition to their children."
Eventually, Russia introduced the resolution, and the US was unable to blunt the measure,