August marks National Breastfeeding Awareness month.

Editor’s note: This commentary is by Chloe Learey, executive director of the Winston Prouty Center for Child and Family Development in Brattleboro, and a member of the Building Bright Futures State Advisory Council. The Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce recently named her Entrepreneur of the Year.

This year, the U.S. took issue with the language of the World Health Assembly resolution proposed in May calling for member nations to “promote, support and protect” breastfeeding. Additionally, it threatened Ecuador, the sponsor country of the resolution, with retaliatory trade measures and removal of military aid if they continued to pursue it.

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