Siding with baby formula companies the Trump administration has threatened countries that sought to promote breast feeding for babies with cutting off military aid and trade sanctions. It has finally gotten to a point where nothing coming out of this madhouse Surprises,shocks or astounds any longer.
Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution by U.S. Stuns World Health Officials 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.
Then the United States delegation, embracing the interests of infant formula manufacturers, upended the deliberations.
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.
The Americans were blunt: If Ecuador refused to drop the resolution, Washington would unleash punishing trade measures and withdraw crucial military aid. The Ecuadorean government quickly acquiesced.