News Deeply, NPR Discuss Breastfeeding, Infant Formula Debate With Experts, Advocates

News Deeply: Expert Views: What’s Next on the Agenda for Nutrition Advocates?
“Malnutrition Deeply asked nutrition experts and practitioners about the history of U.S. opposition to breastfeeding and how the lessons from the [World Health Assembly (WHA)] will help guide their future approach to this issue…” (Byatnal, 7/13).

NPR: Why The Breastfeeding Vs. Formula Debate Is Especially Critical In Poor Countries
“…President Donald Trump tweeted his rationale for the U.S. position: ‘The failing NY Times Fake News story today about breast feeding must be called out. The U.S. strongly supports breast feeding but we don’t believe women should be denied access to formula. Many women need this option because of malnutrition and poverty.’ Public health professionals have a different perspective: In poor countries, a mother’s decision about breastfeeding can be critical for her baby’s survival. That’s because formula carries special risks for low-income families…” (Brink, 7/13).

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