(Click to enlarge) “Figure A.2. Breastfeeding Initiation Rates for 7- to 11-Month-Old Infants, 2014-2020 https://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/resource-files/WICPC2020-Appendix.pdf
This is about more than baby formula, as can be seen, below. This points to problems associated with the welfare state, which no one wants to talk about. It seems to combine the worst aspects of Soviet-like “communism” with the worst of monopoly capital. In this instance, it calls to mind Upton Sinclair’s “The Jungle”, which dealt with the meat-packing industry in 1906. Similar issues need discussion for medical care, such as apparent transfer of welfare costs to paying customers through both higher prices and taxation. They used to call this robbing Peter to pay Paul. It impacts the middle classes, who struggle to survive without welfare, as well as those eligible for welfare, but who don’t want to accept it.
Below is a mix of relevant information, so it is entitled “notes”…
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