Decades of research has shown that mother’s milk is healthiest for children, a familiar theme underscored in a recent World Health Organization resolution to encourage breastfeeding.
So it was a shock to the hundreds of WHO delegates to gathered this spring in Geneva when the U.S. delegation attempted to water down the resolution by removing language that called on governments to “protect, promote and support breast-feeding,” and another reference to restrict the promotion of feed products that many experts believe are bad for young children.”
The U.S. failed in its effort.
Today on Wellness Wednesday on All Sides with Ann Fisher, we talk about why breast milk still is best.
- Esther Gillet, consultant, International Breastfeeding Lactation, president, Central Ohio Breastfeeding Coalition
- Nneka Leiba, director of healthy living science, Environmental Working Group
- Catherine Roberts, health and food reporter, Consumer Reports