This Just In…New York City Bans Everything

There’s the smoking ban, salt, transfats,  large sugary drinks and probably more I’ve fotgotten. Now baby formula?

When will Heir Bloomberg stop?

They should rename the city’s government buildings, the Reichstag.

No one could deny breastmilk is more beneficial to a child than formula, but, here we go again. Is it the job of government to dictate it?

Evidently, Whoopi Goldberg thinks he has gone too far. Oh, she’s just fine with all the other government oversteps, but regarding baby formula, Whoopi says, “Hands Off!”

This is the way it always works. Oppression is always fine until they take away something you care about. When they finally came for me, there were none left to stand.

Mayor Bloomberg has demanded that hospitals stop handing out baby formula to persuade more new mothers to breastfeed their babies.

The New York City health department will monitor the number of formula bottles being given out and demand a medical reason for each one.

From September 3, 27 out of 40 hospitals in the city have agreed to the terms of the Latch On initiative – which will also see them stop handing out free bags of formula and bottles.

 
Ban: Mayor Bloomberg is locking up the formula at New York hospitals to encourage mothers to breastfeed their newborns

Although mothers who want to bottle feed their babies will not be denied formula, it will be kept under lock and key similar to medications.

However any mother who requests formula will be given a lecture on why breastfeeding is better by hospital staff.

‘Human breast milk is best for babies and mothers,’ said health commissioner Thomas Farley when the campaign was launched in May.

‘With this initiative the New York City health community is joining together to support mothers who choose to breastfeed.’

 
Breast is best: The Latch On program from the NY health department has seen an increase in the number of mothers breastfeeding newborns

However mother-of-two Lynn Sidnam, who formula-fed both her daughters, told the New York Post: ‘If they put pressure on me, I would get annoyed.’

Some hospitals are already operating under the policy. NYU Langone Medical Center has seen breastfeeding rates soar to 68 per cent from 39 per cent.

Medical experts support the Latch On initiative. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies should be exclusively breastfed for the first six months of their life as it lowers risk of ear, respiratory and gastrointestinal infections and developing asthma.

It is also in the health interests of the mother. There has been a link established between breastfeeding and reduced risk of ovarian and breast cancer.

Attribution: Mail Online

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One Response to This Just In…New York City Bans Everything

  1. king bloomberg is in competition with king obama to see who can issue the most edicts.however, on a brighter note, think of all the $ the hospitals will save by not having to provide formula and bottles upon discharge.

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