I'm not a pink hat wearer, I'm not a feminist, I don't oppose Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee and don't expect or want that Roe v. Wade will be overturned.
I'm not a breast feeding proponent, though I have many friends who are. I don't think women should make a big deal about it or go about feeding babies in public, though it would be ok with me if Kate Upton did.
All said, this is really odd:
Seems US representatives were trying to dilute the World Health Organization’s support of breastfeeding.
That's right I'm talking about boobs not the liberal types and its just an odd that this little secret that has slipped past most media types.
The fact is our US appointed representatives to the WHO were encouraged by business interests that sell infant formula & substitutes for mother’s milk made a strong effort to dissuade any effort by the WHO to promote breastfeeding.
Most people missed the NY Times story which is here:
Even more missed the tweet claiming it was all "Fake News" by Donald Trump:
But according to the New York Times report, “American officials sought to water down the resolution by removing language that called on governments to ‘protect, promote and support breast-feeding’ and another passage that called on policymakers to restrict the promotion of food products that many experts say can have deleterious effects on young children”
The New York Times reported that the American delegation did more than simply oppose the resolution as originally written: “When that failed, they turned to threats, according to diplomats and government officials who took part in the discussions. Ecuador, which had planned to introduce the measure, was the first to find itself in the cross hairs.
Threats aside, a revised resolution introduced by Russia and reflecting a compromise would eventually pass.
The final version (which is here) kept the general language supporting breastfeeding but removed specifics that would have had key positive impacts for the health of young children globally. For example, the final resolution no longer specifically urges WHO Member States to implement the 2016 WHO guidance on inappropriate promotion of foods for infants and young children. Further, as the ICDC explains, the final version weakens the original resolution’s call for WHO’s active support.
What's troubling is the effort the US is willing to go to promote the sale of infant formula in 3rd world countries.
The thought is pretty simple breast feeding saves lives and promoting infant formula over breast feeding is misguided. So why would the US do this?
The other important question is why didn't this story get the traction in the press it should have, after-all boobs are always big news, this story saw a lot of retweets:
Model Mara Martin is a working mom, and she brought her baby to her ... on the runway as she walked while breastfeeding her 5-month-old
So why didn’t the WHO story go viral? Why didn't you hear about it? According to David Kotock with Cumberland Advisors, "machine learning & algorithms are altering the news flow" and so your computer and your use of google and other search tools give the logic that determines what is of interest to you and even your twitter and facebook feeds are altered.