Email Secretary Azar today to demand that the USA promote, protect, and support breastfeeding. Please feel free to edit this script. Thanks to Heather Harris for the script!
Dear Secretary Azar,
I have read today in the NYTimes about the US delegation to the World Health Assembly concerning the International Code Of Marketing for Breast-milk Substances. I was appalled at learning that not only did the US delegation not support wording calling on the government to “protect, promote, and support breastfeeding” and restrict food products other than breastmilk, it in fact bullied (threatening removing aid and introducing punishing trade measures) the sponsoring country of Ecuador into dropping the resolution.
Breastfeeding is a public health issue. It affects everyone and is important for our world and our countries’ health. On our government’s own site is listed the many benefits including lower asthma, diabetes, SIDS, and many more. https://www.womenshealth.gov/breastfeeding/making-decision-breastfeed. As a country we should be doing everything we can to promote and protect breastfeeding.
Please speak against this action by the Department of Health and Human Services.