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The US delegation to the World Health Assembly shocked the world when it refused to agree that breast milk is the best possible meal for newborn babies, ignoring decades of research.
Scientific studies have shown that breast milk is the healthiest thing new mothers can feed their growing babies, with very few exceptions.
The World Health Organization and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that mothers feed their children breast milk exclusively for the first six months of life, unless they are HIV-positive or active drug users.
But formula makers have long sought to downplay the health benefits of breast milk.
The US shocked the world earlier this year when the country’s delegation to the World Health Organization’s World Health Assembly refused to go along with language that champions a mother’s breast milk as the best possible meal for a newborn. See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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