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Media Outlets Continue To Report On WHA Breastfeeding Resolution, U.S., Industry, Public Health Stances

HuffPost: Baby Formula Industry Has A Long History Of Undermining Breastfeeding Moms
“Breastfeeding advocates were outraged this week after the New York Times reported that the U.S. took drastic measures to try to block an international resolution encouraging breastfeeding. Public health advocates see the dispute as yet another reminder of the enormous marketing power of the … baby formula industry…” (Goldberg, 7/11).

PBS NewsHour: Where does the United States stand on breastfeeding?
“…In 2014, the World Health Organization challenged the global community to raise by 2025 the number of babies who were exclusively breastfed during their first six months by 50 percent. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also recognizes breast milk ‘as the best source of nutrition for most infants’…” (Santhanam, 7/11).

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