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Sunday, July 08, 2018

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. Based on decades of research, the resolution says that mother's milk is healthiest for children and countries should strive to limit the inaccurate or misleading marketing of breast milk substitutes. Then the United States delegation, embracing the interests of infant formula manufacturers, upended the deliberations.

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We are definitely the baddies now.

#1 | Posted by bored at 2018-07-08 04:25 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

#1

God are we ever. Donald Trump punishes breast feeding, except when the meal is his.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2018-07-08 06:23 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Donald had to use a prostitute when Melania was producing breast milk.

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-07-08 07:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Breast milk is gross, ---- should be full of silicone.
- Dotard

#4 | Posted by bored at 2018-07-08 07:47 PM | Reply

I think we ---- the bed again.

This is something that even the last contacted tribe in the Brazilian jungle understands. Passed down from grandmothers/mothers from time immemorial.

You can't fade that.

Why would you even try?

#5 | Posted by fresno500 at 2018-07-08 11:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Plus despite the "financial incentive" we are mammals.

#6 | Posted by fresno500 at 2018-07-09 12:11 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The most interesting part of the header is

"The U.S. backed off when Russia introduced the resolution."

Trump must have missed his do's and don'ts from Russia that day.

#7 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-07-09 04:23 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

This really sucks.

#8 | Posted by ajwood at 2018-07-09 05:13 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Our thuggish President and his administration would rather promote disease for profits than free healthy breast milk. How depraved can we be as a nation?

#9 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-07-09 07:28 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The Trump administration is surreal. This can't really be happening while Republican Congressmen and Senators do nothing. Are they all traitors?

#10 | Posted by danni at 2018-07-09 08:07 AM | Reply

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I remember years ago... back in the days of ink and paper...mid 70's, Mother Jones did an expose on companies... Nestles in particular... pushing formula in impoverished countries... in fact I dare say it was the story that gave MJ some major credibility.

Why are we still doing this $ℌℹ︎₸?

PIG nation...

#11 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2018-07-09 08:44 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

"Why are we still doing this $ℌℹ︎₸?"

Because our corrupt SC decided corporations are people. We need to impeach the right wing members of the court, get rid of them once and for all and have a Democratic President appoint reasonable people who do not consider corporations to be people to the court. It may not happen in my lifetime, the Fascists may have a hold on the nation too strong to break, in that case there will eventually be a revolution.

#12 | Posted by danni at 2018-07-09 08:50 AM | Reply

Who is this Todd Chapman fella? Who told him to be such an ------- to Ecuador? I imagine Nestle and other formula makers can't do this without going through channels.

very stupid, silly, and shortsighted. Not only did it not work, now it's being reported on and we look like total jackasses.

All to do the bidding of baby formula makers?

#13 | Posted by eberly at 2018-07-09 08:56 AM | Reply

#11 | Posted by RightisTrite, I guess the pig nation you speak of is Switzerland, Nestle is a Swiz company. The big producers of baby formula are European. The big reason women are using formula is they are at work, one can't easily nurse babies on a work schedule.

#14 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-07-09 09:15 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

"The big reason women are using formula is they are at work, one can't easily nurse babies on a work schedule."

In civilized nations women get enough maternity leave that they can adequately nurse their babies for at least a year with pay. But then you wouldn't know that because you limit your knowledge to that supplied by right wing media. HEre let me help you:

www.pewresearch.org

#15 | Posted by danni at 2018-07-09 09:23 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

#15 | Posted by danni Why don't you open a business, hire people , pay taxes and expect to make a profit. Then see if it is a good ideal to pay someone a year because they had a baby. I guess we should give men maternity leave also, otherwise it would be sexist. Those "civilized nations" are responding to a birth rate that ensures population collapse within 50 years. Russia, Japan, France, and others are not having children enough to support the economy. IE, all those wonderful programs you are enamored with.

#16 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-07-09 09:36 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

I guess we should give men maternity leave also, otherwise it would be sexist.
#16

Currently, Major League Baseball offers a short paternity leave to players that have newborns.

America's Pastime is becoming an incubator of Communism!

#17 | Posted by schifferbrains at 2018-07-09 09:43 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

--We need to impeach the right wing members of the court, get rid of them once and for all

Put it in the Dem platform for 2020: "All conservatives in the federal judiciary will be impeached for thought-crimes. No conservatives will be allowed henceforth."

#18 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-07-09 09:45 AM | Reply

16/17

actually FMLA requires companies subject to FMLA to offer men unpaid time off for maternity leave.

#19 | Posted by eberly at 2018-07-09 09:47 AM | Reply

#19
Hmm. I thought it was negotiated between the league and the players union.

www.bna.com

"MLB is the only sports league to have implemented a paternity leave policy, according to Behson. Prior to 2011, there was an informal arrangement between a team manager and player but it didn't allow the team to bring an extra player to the roster to replace the one on leave, Behson, the author of "The Working Dad's Survival Guide," said.

That all changed in 2011 when the player's union negotiated a paternity leave policy that allows players up to three days to be present for the birth of a child."

#20 | Posted by schifferbrains at 2018-07-09 09:55 AM | Reply

#18

Honest conservatives are always welcome. Trumpism isn't conservative, it's reactionary and corrupt.

#21 | Posted by Zed at 2018-07-09 09:55 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

20

I don't know anything about MLB and whatever contract that exists.

#22 | Posted by eberly at 2018-07-09 10:01 AM | Reply

"The big reason women are using formula is they are at work, one can't easily nurse babies on a work schedule."

DOCNJO Ever heard of a breast pump? After my Ex went back to work after we had a kid, I feed my daughter breast milk that my Ex had pumped out the day before. We did use some formula, but it was just when she didn't have time to pump enough.

From what I understand a lot of employers now even have special rooms set up so women can pump breast milk at work, so they don't run out.

#23 | Posted by PinkyanTheBrain at 2018-07-09 10:17 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#21 | Posted by Zed Nah, Trump is a populist, he formed his policies by the reaction he got from his audience. Corrupt? I haven't seen him profit from his office. Clinton became a multimillionaire as did Obama, and nether were nearly that wealthy when they came into office. The Bushes were already wealthy, and broke even. I don't like the damn Yankee, but do be more specific. I'm sure every business man on the planet would love dealing with Trump Enterprises right now, just as everyone wanted to support the Clinton Foundation when it looked like Hillery was going to be elected. Power make any venture more appealing. I am sure that Don Jr. will take advantage of that, but I doubt that the Donald will have the time to look at contracts while he is in office, the presidency is a demanding job.

#24 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-07-09 10:22 AM | Reply | Funny: 3

#16 | Posted by docnjo

Umm many nations around the world already do give maternity leave to men. It's about putting families first. Should be a conservative cornerstone I would think but then again I am sure it gets looked down upon as a liberal thing because everywhere but Switzerland has it in Europe.

Why is this country so backward on so many basic human values?

#25 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2018-07-09 10:31 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#25 | Posted by GalaxiePete I guess personal responsibility trumps welfare. It's an American thing, I doubt you have the ability to understand. If goods and services are provided, the provider has control of them. Not the user. If employment is provided, the provider determines what the individual does. If the government provides healthcare, the government determines what healthcare you receive. Strange, your trust in faceless bureaucrats is almost religious in nature. I thought that liberty and self determination were basic human values also.

#26 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-07-09 10:43 AM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 1

#16 | Posted by docnjo

To add to that - it's PAID leave as well with the guaranteed position back.

#27 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2018-07-09 10:44 AM | Reply

#27 | Posted by GalaxiePete Do you realize the reason these governments are attempting to encourage their citizens to have children? Look at the demographics, their native populations are collapsing. Ours is not.

#28 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-07-09 10:52 AM | Reply

" #11 | Posted by RightisTrite, I guess the pig nation you speak of is Switzerland, Nestle is a Swiz company. The big producers of baby formula are European. The big reason women are using formula is they are at work, one can't easily nurse babies on a work schedule.

#14 | POSTED BY DOCNJO AT 2018-07-09 09:15 AM | REPLY | FLAG:"

The largest producer of baby formula is indeed Nestle, but 3 of the top 6 are American, the other 2 being French and Dutch, so you are a little disingenuous to suggest Europe might be behind threats from the US:

www.globalcitizen.org

Looked at from a common sense perspective - exceptionally rare on DR - what is the chance that your isolationist administration has threatened Ecuador to gain a business advantage for a Swiss, French or Dutch company? Their sales may benefit as an unintended consequence of imposed sanctions, but the US manufacturers were the intended beneficiaries.

As for the reasons why women use formula, there may be some truth in your explanation, but surely women should be able to decide based on their own circumstances, not because their government has been coerced by the US to persuade them otherwise.

#29 | Posted by Foreigner at 2018-07-09 10:55 AM | Reply

--I thought that liberty and self determination were basic human values also.

Not to ex-liberals who now call themselves "progressives."

#30 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-07-09 10:57 AM | Reply

#26 | Posted by docnjo

Welfare aaaah. I guess I don't see it as welfare anymore than a paid vacation or sick leave is. It is a responsibility to raise a child. The fact that corporations have made it difficult if not impossible (depending on where you live) a single working parent in a family is the cause of things like this. Any good company selling goods and services should plan for this and price them accordingly.

Why do you doubt my ability to understand? I'm willing to bet my IQ is higher than yours and I have a pretty broad knowledge base on top of it. I tackle complex issues daily at work. The fact is there is little that is black and white. Personally I like to take the cautious side on things like this and make people the first priority. Believe me I know how people will game the system, I am dealing with one right now as a matter of fact, but I can't blame them frankly because everyone at every level does and the system will take advantage of them otherwise.

Your explanation is crap - you are talking about purchasing something. The USER is not an employee of the company. Sure your employer determines what you do - within the confines of the law.

"Strange, your trust in faceless bureaucrats is almost religious in nature." LMAO - how do you figure that and what does it have to do with giving people maternity or paternity leave? I don't trust "faceless bureaucrats" unconditionally but there are so many of them because companies fail to do what is right, moral and ethical. That's why we end up with laws and so many bureaucrats...

"I thought that liberty and self determination were basic human values also." Absolutely. Don't want Maternity or Paternity leave? Don't take it but you should have a right to it in a modern and reasonable society. Unless you are referring to corporations and on that - unlike the SCOTUS - I don't see them as people.

#31 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2018-07-09 11:26 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

DAMN, Docnjo, how can you defend the indefensible by deflecting that pathetically?

Every industrialized nation BUT US deals with breastfeeding. You can't even address the meat of the ____ing article:
our government threatened other nations with withholding economic and military aid if they didn't VOTE AGAINST BREAST FEEDING!
smfh at your pathetic ass

#32 | Posted by e1g1 at 2018-07-09 11:31 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

And.... we find Dulli on the side of Trump and the infant formula corps against 3rd world mothers and their children.

Will the insanity ever stop?

#33 | Posted by Corky at 2018-07-09 11:41 AM | Reply

#StillWinning

#34 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2018-07-09 11:49 AM | Reply

"I guess personal responsibility trumps welfare. It's an American thing, I doubt you have the ability to understand."

I'm American. Explain it to me.

Why doesn't corporate responsibility to their employees just another aspect personal responsibility?

Our system gives corporations the rights of people. But you don't think that corporations ought to have personal responsibilities like people. Explain.

Once you're done explaining that, explain why it's wrong to put that responsibility on the state (welfare) when corporations won't act responsibly.

#35 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-07-09 12:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Do you realize the reason these governments are attempting to encourage their citizens to have children?"

Do you realize immigration is why our government doesn't do that?

#36 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-07-09 12:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#36 | Posted by snoofy

And in now small part "illegal" immigration. It's amazing people don't understand the basics of our society.

#37 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2018-07-09 12:33 PM | Reply

I haven't seen him profit from his office.

Then you're clueless. There's no helping that

I don't like the damn Yankee

And yet you make sure to defend him in virtually every thread posted on the DR, always with that useless caveat. Funny how many non-Trump supporters there are out there supporting Trump. It's a wonder the man was elected considering nobody admits to voting for him.

#38 | Posted by JOE at 2018-07-09 12:49 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#24 | Posted by docnjo

Trump is a populist, he formed his policies by the reaction he got from his audience. Corrupt?

Yes corrupt and unethical. Making decisions which impact his investments favorably while controlling them certainly lends to those two accusations anyhow... But then again we don't really know what he owns and his net worth because he won't reveal it. He never did put his money and holdings in a blind trust as he promised. Even if he did it wouldn't have been blind with Eric running it. He and his family have received several things since he took office that are at best questionable. Such as Chinese trademarks which are notoriously hard to obtain by non-Chinese.

Obama & Clintons - They became multimillionaires AFTER leaving office. They were no longer able to make decisions directly for benefactors. Hell book deals alone will make an ex-president rich and everyone wants to hear an ex-president speak. Major difference between that and influencing decisions which make your money grow while in office that's usually labeled corruption.

#39 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2018-07-09 01:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The new and improved Republican "family values".

Thank you President Putin for putting the US in its place.

"I haven't seen him profit from his office."

#24 | POSTED BY DOCNJO

Trump isn't charging the government for using his properties at cost. In fact, he's been upping the costs. That's just one way he's profiting.

#40 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2018-07-09 01:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Corrupt? I haven't seen him (Trump) profit from his office.

#24 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-07-09 10:22 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Then you are a stupid, unobservant man.

#41 | Posted by Zed at 2018-07-09 05:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

the presidency is a demanding job (on Trump)

#24 | Posted by docnjo at 2018

No evidence for that.

#42 | Posted by Zed at 2018-07-09 05:28 PM | Reply

The simple fact is that Trump works only a few hours even on weekdays, and then it's the lightest of responsibilities. People treat him like a retarded king.

#43 | Posted by Zed at 2018-07-09 05:29 PM | Reply

the presidency is a demanding job (on Trump)

#24 | Posted by docnjo at 2018

No evidence for that.

#42 | Posted by Zed

Yelling at the TV 8 hrs a day can be very exhausting.

#44 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-07-09 05:54 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Yelling at the TV 8 hrs a day can be very exhausting.

POSTED BY DONNERBOY AT 2018-07-09 05:54 PM | REPLY

Especially when he's a fat pig too.

#45 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-07-09 05:59 PM | Reply

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