July 13, 2018

AAP, ACOG Presidents Urge US To Protect, Promote, Support Breast-Feeding.

In a letter to the editor of the New York Times (7/11) in response to the front page story titled “U.S. Delegation Disrupts Accord on Breast Milk,” Colleen Kraft, MD, FAAP, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and Lisa Hollier, MD, president of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, write, “The discussions at the World Health Assembly reveal that mothers still lack the support they need to initiate and continue breast-feeding their infants.” Drs. Kraft and Hollier conclude, “As physicians who care for women and children, we urge the United States and every country to protect, promote and support breast-feeding for the health of all women, children and families.”