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Mayor Bloomberg pushing NYC hospitals to hide baby formula so more new moms will breast-feed
NY Post ^ | 7/29/12 | MARY KAY LINGE

Posted on 07/29/2012 9:45:33 AM PDT by jimbo123

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.

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bigpharma; bloomberg; bloominidiotberg; breastfeeding; bullystate; health; liberalfascism; liberals; nannybloomberg; wetnurse
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1 posted on 07/29/2012 9:45:44 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

My gosh what is next for the nanny statists? I hope moms would breast feed, but it is a choice that moms need to make.


2 posted on 07/29/2012 9:54:12 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Yes, Obama, I had help with my business. MY CUSTOMERS!!)
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To: jimbo123

He needs to get out of everybody’s business he’s a real JERK!


3 posted on 07/29/2012 9:58:18 AM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (Let's get the hell rid of Zero)
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To: ExCTCitizen

Let me understand this. Bloomberg is for the murder of the unborn, but is not okay with mothers who let their children live but choose to give them formula?


4 posted on 07/29/2012 9:58:27 AM PDT by formosa (Formosa)
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To: jimbo123

Bloomberg is finishing out his third term. He’s facing being a private citizen once again and is trying to build a legacy. So he’s going nuts; they all do.


5 posted on 07/29/2012 9:58:27 AM PDT by ContraryMary (Obama = Carter redux)
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To: jimbo123

I’m all for encouraging moms to learn that those aren’t just sweater decorations, and I’m all for reducing the advertising the formula companies get to plaster the new moms with, but I’m not sure I like the City government in charge of it.


6 posted on 07/29/2012 9:59:37 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: ExCTCitizen
"My gosh what is next for the nanny statists?"

No big gulps for babies, and no 64 oz. breasts!!

7 posted on 07/29/2012 10:01:02 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: jimbo123

Bloomberg is proof Forrest Gump is not fiction!


8 posted on 07/29/2012 10:01:52 AM PDT by Repulican Donkey
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To: ExCTCitizen

Blooombergg should go and suck the piiig!
Screwed up NYC streets with idiotic trafic lanes and blew millions on lower case lettered street name signs.
Tunnel toll hikes, crazy real estate taxes.... what’s next? Pay for breathing?


9 posted on 07/29/2012 10:02:04 AM PDT by Leo Carpathian (fffffFRrrreeeepppeeee-ssed!)
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To: ContraryMary

Do you think he is going to NOT run for a 4th term? Prior to his managing to get the city’s 2 term limit for mayor changed to let him and his control freak ego run for a 3rd term. Do you think his ego and power hungryness will let him step aside? And the sheeple there will follow orders and re-elect him.


10 posted on 07/29/2012 10:02:58 AM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: jimbo123

I thought it was a woman’s right to choose. Oh wait, that’s only if you want to murder your baby. My bad.


11 posted on 07/29/2012 10:03:14 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: jimbo123
Why doesn't he just install monitors and speakers in everyone’s home in NYC? You know, like in the book 1984? Then he could be assured that everyone is acting in accord with his tyrannical regime.
12 posted on 07/29/2012 10:03:56 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: jimbo123

NYC is the abortion capitol of the USA. Your baby is more likely to die from an abortion than from being bottle fed.


13 posted on 07/29/2012 10:05:11 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: jimbo123

A city long-noted for crime, drugs, filth, piss-poor public schools and illegal immigrants . . .

And this full-of-himself billionaire worries about formula?

This is why the elites are so out of touch with mainstream Americans and why they must be kept of office from the start or term limited (one term, max.)


14 posted on 07/29/2012 10:05:40 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: jimbo123
This buffoon can't be real! Next thing you know he will attempt to limit all NYC “Baby Mammas” to only one child!
15 posted on 07/29/2012 10:06:05 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: jimbo123

This man is insane.


16 posted on 07/29/2012 10:08:41 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Logical me

Send him to jail for practicing medicine without a license!


17 posted on 07/29/2012 10:12:57 AM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: jimbo123

This jerl lives in a make believe world.


18 posted on 07/29/2012 10:13:58 AM PDT by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: boomop1

wtf is a jerl he is a jerk


19 posted on 07/29/2012 10:15:43 AM PDT by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: jimbo123

Hey New York, How do you like being totally controlled by a MARXIST?

YOU GET WHAT YOU DESERVE! LIVE WITH IT!


20 posted on 07/29/2012 10:18:33 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: GreyFriar

No, I don’t think he’s going to run for a 4th term. He’d have to go back to the City Council to get the law re-written — again.


21 posted on 07/29/2012 10:20:10 AM PDT by ContraryMary (Obama = Carter redux)
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To: ContraryMary

Why should that deter him? He had them do it once, he’ll just order them to do it again.


22 posted on 07/29/2012 10:24:01 AM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: GreyFriar

Well, we’ll find out soon who is the better prognosticator.


23 posted on 07/29/2012 10:26:21 AM PDT by ContraryMary (Obama = Carter redux)
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To: jimbo123

I agree totally that breastfeeding is best. Better for the baby and mother in both the short and long term. Formula should have never been so commonly used. Only emergencies.
I think it facilitated the demise of the family unit. Baby could be watched by anyone while feminist mom could go out and be a modern woman, smoke virginia slims, shop unencumbered, etc.


24 posted on 07/29/2012 10:27:11 AM PDT by paintriot (I've seen too much.....)
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To: jimbo123

As a nurse who works in Peds.I am sick of these fanatics who advocate BF ,to the point in some cases, where you have stressed ,neurotic mothers,who feel they have failed .
BF is not for everyone.It is a choice you dumb ass mayor.
I remember my mom making her own formula for my sister.BF was the preferred choice ,but mom also used a supplement.
Carnation milk,karo syrup,fish oil and vitamins.


25 posted on 07/29/2012 10:27:11 AM PDT by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: jimbo123

Doesn’t he think they might have already come to some decision about this well before they give birth? Good grief, Charlie Brown.


26 posted on 07/29/2012 10:30:22 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (What if there is no tomorrow? There wasn't one today.)
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To: jimbo123

If the conservatives left (if there are any) and were to get together and take over a neighbor city and turned that community loose (meaning little regulations etc) how long does anyone think it would take for that giant sucking sound to really be heard coming out of NYC? I guess its bad now, but how long would it take to suck every last bit of life out of NYC? Months? Years?


27 posted on 07/29/2012 10:31:48 AM PDT by crz
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To: peteyd

As a nurse who works in Peds.I am sick of these fanatics who advocate BF ,to the point in some cases, where you have stressed ,neurotic mothers,who feel they have failed .
BF is not for everyone.It is a choice you dumb ass mayor.

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Yes!! I had twins and I was an older mom, and my body decided that making milk was really more than it could handle, thank you. I TRIED until I was blue in the face, and every supposed “lactation expert” on the staff came in to “help.” Hah. I already felt completely inadequate because my body just wouldn’t make enough milk. If I’d had to freakin’ DOCUMENT my reasons for wanting formula for our babies, that would have been the last straw! (Our boys are five now, and extremely healthy — even though they drank mostly formula. Oh, the horror.)

NYC, are you really going to lie down and take this? Really?


28 posted on 07/29/2012 10:32:18 AM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert ( "Be Breitbart, baby!")
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To: jimbo123

Maybe Bloomberg could create a new Bureau of Wet Nurses, you know, government employees whose job is to feed the newborns. Then citizens could begin life actually on the government teat.


29 posted on 07/29/2012 10:35:15 AM PDT by 762X51
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To: jimbo123

Oh great more crack babies. Some of those women you don’t want to breast feed.


30 posted on 07/29/2012 10:38:06 AM PDT by snarkytart (http://www.freerepubli224%2C1)
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To: peteyd

THANK YOU!! As a mother who was ridiculed by “lactation consultants” after a c-section and very difficult birth, about my inability to “do it” successfully. I was STONED from the pain killer they gave me against my wishes and throwing up from the anesthesia when they had me feed him the first time. My son would not latch and we were all miserable for two days. I tried to pump later once the milk came in - no go. I went to the store, got the formula and my son for the first time FED on something other than drips and dribbles and you could feel the calmness that came over our household. Screw Bloomberg and anyone else who thinks they know better.


31 posted on 07/29/2012 10:40:28 AM PDT by nurees (Oh...there is a NEW Mexico (Homer Simpson))
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To: jimbo123

Because niether of my kids would latch I ended up pumping the first 18 months of each of their lives. Formula, which has about as much sucrose as coca cola, is a nutritional disaster that also leaves babies without sufficient gut flora. That stated, I don’t give a rat’s behind what other moms feed their kids. What pisses me off are the baby mamas that my school must supply a pumping room to so that they can sell their formula vouchers for cash. Since it’s my money and they chose to use government assistance, baby mamas should have to nurse and also receive no formula vouchers. Rant off!


32 posted on 07/29/2012 10:41:46 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: jimbo123

Same article posted a little earlier - lots of good replies : )

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2912016/posts


33 posted on 07/29/2012 10:42:06 AM PDT by Bluebird Singing
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To: jimbo123

If the mayor of New Yawk City doesn’t have anything better to do than stick his nose in other people’s business, it would appear that New Yawk City doesn’t really need a mayor.


34 posted on 07/29/2012 10:42:29 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The NRA did not create James "The Joker" Holmes. Harvey Weinstein's Hollywood did.)
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We told them it wouldn’t stop with smoking.


35 posted on 07/29/2012 10:45:56 AM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (This tagline for rent. Contact GeorgiaDawg32 for pricing and excellent financing options.)
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To: jimbo123

This man has definintely jumped the shark. He must be put out to pasture.


36 posted on 07/29/2012 10:52:22 AM PDT by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32; jimbo123
We told them it wouldn’t stop with smoking.

Absolutely - and we were laughed at by all of the FReepers (so called conservatives) that supported Bloomberg's war on smokers and small businesses.

37 posted on 07/29/2012 10:58:29 AM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: GreyFriar

Do you think he is going to NOT run for a 4th term? Prior to his managing to get the city’s 2 term limit for mayor changed to let him and his control freak ego run for a 3rd term. Do you think his ego and power hungryness will let him step aside? And the sheeple there will follow orders and re-elect him.
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In Albuquerque, NM our jerk of a mayor SUED the city to get the 2-term law changed so he could run for a 3rd term. Imagine making the city spend all that money just for 1 person’s ego!

Funny thing is, when he ran for his 3rd term he was defeated!


38 posted on 07/29/2012 11:09:04 AM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: jimbo123

First he bans large sized soft drinks. Now he puts the clamps on baby formula. Isn’t a mayor supposed to solve the big problems in a city; tackle the difficult issues; protect the citizens from the spread of crime? You know, the things that take brains and make a city secure and profitable? Goodness, he must be working really hard making decisions about soda and baby bottles. What is he doing that he has so much time to devote to such pathetically insignificant mandates? Is this what New Yorkers are paying him for?


39 posted on 07/29/2012 11:24:28 AM PDT by CitizenM (Obama - The architect of the decline of the U.S.)
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To: jimbo123

Those New Yorker City Democrats who voted for this person three times in a row are just fine with his lunacy. I refuse to go to New York City even though my family has a residence on the 8th floor of the Trump Towers at Columbus Circle.


40 posted on 07/29/2012 11:41:41 AM PDT by Joshua Marcus
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To: jimbo123; xzins

I used to tout the LaLeche League propaganda about how breast milk is soooooo much better than formula. However my granddaughter has basically been on powdered formula almost from day 1 and for the last 10 months and has not caught a cold or the flu or any other communicable disease and has never had an upset stomach and is the happiest, healthiest and most well adjusted 10 month old I have ever had the pleasure to have known.

Just more hippie propaganda. Breast milk is fine. But so is formula. The main thing a kid needs is love.


41 posted on 07/29/2012 12:13:26 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: jimbo123

Bloomberg is doing this so the Progressives can measure just how much the people will take. They will take his success or lack of it into account in formulating their continuing takeover of this once free Republic. He’s connected right to the top globalists and that doesn’t mean Obama. It should be evident by now that Obama is just a meat puppet and doesn’t control anything.


42 posted on 07/29/2012 12:14:19 PM PDT by dljordan ("Tyranny, like Hell, is not easily conquered.")
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To: ContraryMary

The sad thing is that he actually thinks that he has a career in National Republican politics after his term ends. I bet he runs for governor next, and then Senator. Needless to say, I’m looking forward to his crashing and burning.


43 posted on 07/29/2012 12:18:56 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: jimbo123

As an RN with 14 years in NICU, some time in L&D and post partum, this is just insane and I can’t believe the hospitals went along with him, but then those at the top of the administration are usually completely out of touch. The majority of moms have decided long before delivery if they’re going to breast feed. Swag bags give a couple small bottles of milk, which is frankly a good idea after mom goes home and collapses about the 3rd day and needs a break. I breast fed 3 kids, attended Le Leche League, and studied to be a lactation consultant, so I’m all for breast feeding, but Bloomberg is absolutely clueless.


44 posted on 07/29/2012 12:20:48 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: peteyd

I am currently pregnant with my 3rd and have learned a lot since my first. I remember with my 1st being so insane about having to breast feed, not realizing that your breast milk does necessarily come in the moment you have a baby. It took me 10 days for my breast milk to come in. On day 3 it was a nurse that convinced me that my daughter was starving and that was why she had such a high fever and convinced me to supplement until my bm came in. I cried the whole time thinking she would never bf now, ( that’s what the bf nazis call nipple confusion) but she never had a problem breast feeding when the milk came in. With my second, I supplemented right away and of course had to listen all the lectures that my son would never take to bf now. It was never a problem.


45 posted on 07/29/2012 12:23:47 PM PDT by Ttownconservative
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To: jimbo123

The man is nuts.


46 posted on 07/29/2012 12:48:55 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: Girlene

He is a male. WTF does he know about it?


47 posted on 07/29/2012 12:59:42 PM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: unixfox

“Hey New York, How do you like being totally controlled by a MARXIST?”

Remember, Bloomberg wasn’t the democrat running for mayor.


48 posted on 07/29/2012 1:07:43 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: Empireoftheatom48
He needs to get out of everybody’s business he’s a real JERK!

The cretins in NYC who elected him King three times in a row are getting exactly what they deserve.

49 posted on 07/29/2012 1:10:27 PM PDT by Rome2000 (WILLARD ROMNEY -- MORMON MELCHIDEZEK BISHOP -HIS FAMILY HAS AVOIDED MILITARY SERVICE FOR GENERATIONS)
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lol. It wouldn't matter if Bloomberg was female, it's noone elses business whether a mother chooses to breastfeed or not. He is drunk on his power and needs to be stopped.

27 of the city’s 40 hospitals have also agreed to ..............document a medical reason for every bottle that a newborn receives.

That is insane. It is using intimidation tactics; it's "make work". What is wrong with these hospitals that they would even agree to this?

Wonder what's next on his agenda.
50 posted on 07/29/2012 1:13:48 PM PDT by Girlene
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