Bloomberg tells moms to breastfeed
NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg has decided new moms should breastfeed. I think educating them is perfectly appropriate. I belive he has gone too far, though, by putting up barriers intended to complicate access to formula.
No means no. Once the new mother decides not to breasfeed,that should be the end of it, and there should be no consequences to her or hospital staff. But Bloomberg's interference means nurses will have to record a "medical reason" for giving out formula. What do you all think?
"Starting September 3, the city will start urging hospitals to keep infant formula in locked boxes or in out of the way, secure storerooms. Already New York has one of the most pro-breast milk policies in the nation. With a program called Latch On NYC, the mayor has convinced most of the city’s hospitals to stop giving out swag bags containing formula, and to have nurses record a medical reason for giving a baby a bottle. But this takes the policy one step further by sending the message that formula is like dangerous medicine, only to be dispensed in case of an emergency."
Here is a link that might be useful: Slate