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Migrant mum called 'animal' for breastfeeding - BBC News
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US `threatened Ecuador with trade sanctions' if it introduced UN breastfeeding resolution | The Independent |
Donald Trump's administration has threatened Ecuador with trade sanctions if it introduces a United Nations resolution to encourage breastfeeding.
The US had supposedly asked for language asking governments to "protect, promote, and support breastfeeding" to be removed. The resolution ultimately passed but not before world health officials were shocked at the behaviour of the US delegation at the May UN World Health Assembly in Geneva, The New York Times reported.
Ecuadorians, facing having important military aid from the US rescinded on top of harsh sanctions on critical goods, backed down. But, the US did not threaten Russia in the same manner.
An unnamed Russian delegate said the country stepped up to back and help pass the resolution because they felt "it is wrong when a big country tries to push around some very small countries, especially on an issue that is really important for the rest of the world".
The US mission to the UN nor the State Department responded to a request for comment.
It appeared, however, the US was asking to have the language removed as a sign of support for the $70bn infant formula industry which relies on mothers not exclusively breastfeeding. Baby food lobbyists were in attendance as observers to the meeting.
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