Trump responds to New York Times article on US opposition to breastfeeding resolution

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump Monday slammed a New York Times article about U.S. opposition to a World Health Assembly resolution encouraging breastfeeding.

Calling the story “fake news,” he tweeted, “The U.S. strongly supports breast feeding but we don’t believe women should be denied access to formula. Many women need this option because of malnutrition and poverty.”

The president’s tweet seems to mischaracterize the resolution, which was introduced in May and sought to encourage member nations to support breastfeeding.

The resolution spoke to the health benefits of breastfeeding and included ways that member nations can support mothers who want …read more