HHS Toned Down Breast-Feeding Ads

Brain says:

It appears, as suspected, that the Bush administration cares more about their PAC cronies than they do American children…Not a big surprise with the school system a shambles, the health care system an embarrassment, and American children dying in Iraq every day…

Editor Says:

Agreed, Brain. Ridiculous and transparently mendacious. 

HHS Toned Down Breast-Feeding Ads - washingtonpost.com

In an attempt to raise the nation’s historically low rate of breast-feeding, federal health officials commissioned an attention-grabbing advertising campaign a few years ago to convince mothers that their babies faced real health risks if they did not breast-feed. It featured striking photos of insulin syringes and asthma inhalers topped with rubber nipples.

Plans to run these blunt ads infuriated the politically powerful infant formula industry, which hired a former chairman of the Republican National Committee and a former top regulatory official to lobby the Health and Human Services Department. Not long afterward, department political appointees toned down the campaign.

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