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Venezuelan babies now have a 'right' to breast-feeding
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Venezuelan babies now have a 'right' to breast-feeding

They may be running short on things like toilet paper, but the government of Venezuela is channeling its power into other efforts.

The latest?

Banning baby bottles.

(Image: Shutterstock/aslysun)

The official position of the Venezuelan government seems to be that the breast is best:

Venezuelan lawmakers are weighing whether to ban the use of baby bottles as part of a push to promote breast-feeding, state media reported.

The proposed measure will be up for debate in the South American country's National Assembly on Tuesday, lawmaker Odalis Monzon said in an interview with state-run VTV.

"Every baby has the right to breast-feeding," said Monzon, a lawmaker from the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela.

In addition to banning bottle-feeding, the proposed revisions to Venezuela's Law of Promotion and Protection of Breastfeeding also include plans to penalize those who advertise baby formula, she said.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg seen nodding in approval...

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