NEWS FLASH! Congo is better off than the US in this one aspect. This is a must read article.
America is startlingly inferior to five of the world’s poorest countries — at least by one metric.
When it comes to a crucial health behavior, Malawi, Burundi, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Niger are among the most advanced; America lags far behind. Why?
We don’t breastfeed.
That’s right. America: the land of the free and the home of the formula fed.
“The norm has really shifted,” said Ellen Piwoz, senior program officer of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation nutrition team. For many mothers — particularly those who are young, black, poor or who have less than a college education — nursing is not an obvious option.