Met with resistance from nations around the table, USA delegates began threatening, according to other officials at the summit.
The administration told Ecuador that if it did not pull its resolution, it would respond by cutting military aid and adopting harsh, retaliatory trade measures.
An Ecuadorian official said that his government did not anticipate the harshness of America's response.
The Times says it spoke with more than a dozen participants at the assembly from several countries. Proponents of the resolutions then struggled to find a new sponsor, as more than a dozen countries feared retaliation.
"The issues being debated were not about whether one supports breastfeeding", she said.
"What happened was tantamount to blackmail, with the US holding the world hostage and trying to overturn almost 40 years of consensus on best way to protect infant and young child health", The New York Times quoted her as saying.
In the end, the Americans' efforts were mostly unsuccessful.
Eventually, the resolution was introduced by Russian Federation and subsequently approved.
The State Department declined to comment to the Times, saying it could not remark on private diplomatic discussions.
The Department of Health and Human Services, which tried to change the wording of the resolution, denies that it was involved in making threats against Ecuador. What is at stake: breastfeeding saves women and children's lives.
"The resolution as originally drafted placed unnecessary hurdles for mothers seeking to provide nutrition to their children", an HHS spokesperson told the Times.
"We recognise not all women are able to breastfeed for a variety of reasons. These women should have the choice and access to alternatives for the health of their babies, and not be stigmatized for the ways in which they are able to do so".
The spokesman asked to remain anonymous in order to speak more freely. The strong-arm tactics worked, and Ecuador dropped its support of the resolution.
Rather than standing w/ science and the recommendations of pediatricians around the world, our govt. sold out to corporate interests and fought a WHO resolution promoting breastfeeding. Members of the delegation also suggested cutting United States funding for the World Health Organization.
During the discussions, US delegates even threatened to cut aid to WHO.
Maggie Haberman, a White House reporter for the Times, noted in a tweet on Monday that after calling the newspaper's report false, Trump confirmed its central premise: that his administration opposed the resolution.
The Trump Administration is under fire for trying to bully other nations into voting against an global resolution in favor of breastfeeding over formula milk for infants.
They also sought to hinder World Health Organization efforts to provide lifesaving medications to undeveloped countries. Formula makers have turned their attention to marketing their products in developing countries in recent years, as breastfeeding has grown more popular in wealthy nations. The US said last month that it was leaving the UN Human Rights Council, citing anti-Israel bias, and President Donald Trump has made critiquing the status quo of major global compacts a hallmark of his approach, from trade agreements to military and security partnerships.
'We're not trying to be a hero here, but we feel that it is wrong when a big country tries to push around some very small countries, especially on an issue that is really important for the rest of the world, ' the diplomat said.
He said the United States did not directly pressure Moscow to back away from the measure. Nevertheless, the U.S. delegation sought to wear down the other participants through procedural maneuvers in a series of meetings that stretched on for two days, an unexpectedly long period. It simply acknowledges the scientific consensus that breastfeeding is the healthiest option for infants, and works to regulate infant formula manufacturers so that they are not lying to consumers.
A 2016 study by The Lancet found that breastfeeding could save 80,000 child deaths a year across the globe.
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