New York City Mayor Bloomberg has already played with the soda intake for his fellow New Yorkers, now he's in the lactation business of locking up baby formula in hospitals so mother's will breast feed.
"Bloomberg is pushing hospitals to hide their baby formula behind locked doors so more mother will breast feed," according to the New York Post. This could be seen as bordering on creepy when a mayor of the city takes a step to "push" breast feeding by locking up the alternative. This isn't soda cans and bottles he's playing with this time, it's a very personal matter for many.
Pro-breast feeding activists see this as a good move, but new mothers who would like to make their own choice without pressure from the government are a bit up in arms. "If they pressure me I would get annoyed," Lynn Sindam reports. Sindam bottle feed her two children.
New mothers at New York City hospitals won't be denied the formula for their babies, but the formula will be doled out under the same procedure as medications. The formula will be stored in locked storerooms and out of sight in hopes new mothers will opt to breast feed.
Bloomberg wants the formula tracked and counted like medication throughout the cities hospitals. Even breast-feeding mothers are emailing Fox and Friends Sunday morning saying it should be a woman's choice. They also find it disconcerting that the government is stepping into this very private matter for many mothers.
This new baby formula plan starts on September 3, according to the New York Post.
Reference: New York Post, Fox and Friends Sunday morning live
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