During the World Health Assembly, Ecuador put forth a motion to encourage breast feeding, after studies prove that it is healthier for children than formula. As reported by the New York Times, the U.S delegation has been influenced by infant formula manufacturers and threatened Ecuador with by dropping military aid and imposing harsh tariffs.
The rest of the assembly have been struggling to keep the resolution afloat.
“We were astonished, appalled and also saddened,” said Patti Rundall, the policy director of the British advocacy group Baby Milk Action, who has attended meetings of the assembly, the decision-making body of the World Health Organization, since the late 1980s.
“What happened was tantamount to blackmail, with the U.S. holding the world hostage and trying to overturn nearly 40 years of consensus on the best way to protect infant and young child health,” she said.
Trump attacked the Times article with his typical measured response.
So, yeah, I guess we're against breastfeeding now.