Nanny Bloomberg Says "Breasts Are Best"

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Mon, 2012-07-30 13:55

Talk about your nanny state...did you really think they'd stop at sugar and cigarettes?

NYC mayor wants hospitals to lock up baby formula to encourage breast-feeding

The nanny state is going after moms.

Mayor Bloomberg is pushing hospitals to hide their baby formula behind locked doors so more new mothers will breast-feed.

Starting Sept. 3, the city will keep tabs on the number of bottles that participating hospitals stock and use — the most restrictive pro-breast-milk program in the nation.

'But it’s our job to educate them on the best option.'

- Allison Walsh, of Beth Israel Medical Center.

Under the city Health Department’s voluntary Latch On NYC initiative, 27 of the city’s 40 hospitals have also agreed to give up swag bags sporting formula-company logos, toss out formula-branded tchotchkes like lanyards and mugs, and document a medical reason for every bottle that a newborn receives.

While breast-feeding activists applaud the move, bottle-feeding moms are bristling at the latest lactation lecture.

“If they put pressure on me, I would get annoyed,” said Lynn Sidnam, a Staten Island mother of two formula-fed girls, ages 4 months and 9 years. “It’s for me to choose.”

Under Latch On NYC, new mothers who want formula won’t be denied it, but hospitals will keep infant formula in out-of-the-way secure storerooms or in locked boxes like those used to dispense and track medications.

With each bottle a mother requests and receives, she’ll also get a talking-to. Staffers will explain why she should offer the breast instead.

“It’s the patient’s choice,” said Allison Walsh, of Beth Israel Medical Center. “But it’s our job to educate them on the best option.”

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Thanks Joe

Lindsay Perigo's picture

Beyond gorgeous. He can leave his speedos under my bed *any* time.

"Formula Fed"

Jmaurone's picture

Marcus: "With tits like those...
...she must have been formula fed!

Phelps too! "

Heh. To bring this back around to the thread topic:

"Don't believe the government propaganda. Marijuana use doesn't ruin people's lives; government ruins people's lives. The prohibitionists hate this, because according to their theory, Phelps should be a crack addict sleeping in an ally by now - not setting the world record for the most Olympic gold metals." -Jessica Belle

Put THAT in your formula bong and smoke it, Bloomberg...

There you go, Linz.

Jmaurone's picture

With tits like those...

Marcus's picture

...she must have been formula fed!

Phelps too! Eye


Ross Elliot's picture

...I just noticed that Marilyn was on the wall behind her; now those just aren't good tits, they're great!


Damien Grant's picture

She has my vote.

I was trying ...

Lindsay Perigo's picture

... to post a pic of Michael Phelps's tits to counter those awful grotesqueries Ross posted, belonging to some creature who has the vote. Alas, the technology defeated me. I followed the instructions but just got the blue question mark. All too much for a dizzy old tart.

Ross on Bloomberg's side

gregster's picture

Turncoat, however understandable.

You can't beat...

Ross Elliot's picture

...good tits

Compared to this...

Marcus's picture

...the UK is positively pro-freedom.

In the hospital women are asked straight after birth if they would like formula to feed their babies. It is freely available in all shops in powder or liquid form. It is even, shock horror, advertised on TV.

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