Your government has come out in opposition to breast-feeding. From the NY Times:
A resolution to encourage breast-feeding was expected to be approved quickly and easily by the hundreds of government delegates who gathered this spring in Geneva for the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly. Based on decades of research, the resolution says that mother’s milk is healthiest for children and countries should strive to limit the inaccurate or misleading marketing of breast milk substitutes. Then the United States delegation, embracing the interests of infant formula manufacturers, upended the deliberations.
It gets worse. The story says the US threatened to punish countries that supported the resolution with the withdrawal of military aid and imposition of severe trade measures.
Why? Because accepted science doesn’t stand a chance in a corrupt system where lobbyists’ dollars matter more. Read the full piece here.