Fed is Best Statement to the USDA Regarding the Harms of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative

The USDA Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has reconvened to update the national dietary guidelines. This year, they are creating guidelines during pregnancy and lactation as well as from birth to 24 months. Dr. Christie del Castillo-Hegyi and Jillian Johnson of the Fed is Best Foundation travelled to Washington, D.C. and spoke to the committee on the third anniversary of the Foundation on July 11, 2019. They spoke about the serious safety issues and the ethical violations of the current exclusive breastfeeding guidelines under the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative. Below is the detailed written comment submitted to the committee regarding these issues.

Submitted Fed is Best Foundation Comments to the 2020 USDA Dietary Guidelines Committee

Watch the oral comments given to the Dietary Guidelines Committee below:

Please send your own comments and stories to the USDA Dietary Guidelines Committee and help the Committee write guidelines that protect all newborns and infants from  insufficient feeding complications. Deadline is May 1, 2020.

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