Nutrition Advocates, U.S. At WHA Disagree Over Regulating Breast Milk Substitute Advertisements
News Deeply: A Moment of Reckoning for Nutrition Advocates at the WHA
“…Advocates at the [recent World Health Assembly] accused the U.S. delegation of trying to stop a resolution on infant and young child feeding from being introduced. The U.S. representatives later pushed for diluted text that removes references to regulating aggressive marketing of breast milk substitutes. The move underscores the influence the private sector still wields in this discussion, experts said, despite the consistent evidence that exclusive breastfeeding is far better for infants than commercially available breast milk substitutes…” (Byatnal, 6/7).
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