Skip to comments.Mayor Bloomberg pushing NYC hospitals to hide baby formula so more new moms will breast-feed
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 Departments voluntary Latch On NYC initiative, 27 of the citys 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.
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“He is a male. WTF does he know about it?”
Trust me, there are plenty of crunchy granola ladies who would do the same thing.
I know he isn’t a democRat. It doesn’t matter if it’s the left or the right putting the boot on your neck. The results are the same.
A medical reason for every bottle? The patient needs nutrition! The mother who was in labor for 14 hours needs sleep, so one bottle gave her an extra two hours of sleep.
I breast fed my kids the first few months, and even I think this is insanely stupid.
Bloomberg is proof that rich capitalists can still be fascists. Or that fascism is independent of wealth. Or he’s proof that the old life and let live / Confucius versus the aristocrats / bureaucrats fight never rests, not even in a city that regulates food serving sizes.
So Mommy Mikie believes women should be able to control their uteruses (i.e., abortion), but not their breasts.
Yeah, like this is any of Loonburg’s business.
Most of NYC is already on the govt. tit anyway.
What is wrong with this man? Are there not more pressing issues in NYC than salt, transfats and baby formula v. breast milk?
This man has obviously never fed a newborn. I’ve had two children and breast fed them both—but there are always worries, especially for new mothers, about latching on, adequate weight gain. This guy is a real ... piece of work, and let’s leave it at that.
I don’t like intolerant positions. Mothers can do both. I gave both my babies breast milk and formula, because I wanted all the health benefits of breast milk, but I couldn’t seem to produce enough to make sure they gained enough weight.
His position is similar to what we have here in Quebec—all of the cigarette cartons are now hidden behind unmarked cabinet doors, as if anyone who isn’t smoking now doesn’t know what brand to ask for, and those who don’t would somehow be tempted to take up the habit if they *shudder* saw an actual cigarette carton!
Gosh, I probably shouldn’t give him any ideas....
Another thread on Bloom Batsh!t Crazy’s latest initiative (if he’s really behind it).
Nanny State PING!
I completely agree. Please see my post 57.
As other women here have posted, we all do our best, but the baby’s health comes first. I couldn’t produce enough milk. I pumped, I nursed until I was raw, but my son was still hungry.
And yeah, I agree—I heard from those that said that if he ever took a bottle nipple, he’d never BF again. Not true, not at all. He was happy to breastfeed, and those were the most precious, sweetest moments. With the formula, it was the same wonderful connection, sitting in our rocking chair, and I knew he was gaining weight and healthy.
I know other women have said the same thing and I’m sorry I couldn’t reply the same thing to all of you; I hope you all see this because we seem to have shared similar experiences.
Men should butt out of this-especially Bloomberg. Haven’t you men heard that the most dangerous place in the world is between a mama bear and her cub? Most mothers place their child’s health and safety above all else.
p.s., I actually was between a mama bear and a cub in the Quebec wilderness, twice, and it scared the you-know-what out of me! :)
I think Bloomturd wants to test this out. Women beware. Mr. Viagra is on the loose.
That nannystate bitchboy needs to be bitch slapped good and hard about 4 good licks by an average American on camera.
I volunteer. I got work in Manhatten coming up.
Well, that should make for another generation of healthy crack laced, smack flavored milk, and a host of other nasties passed on to those suckling babes from the warmth of their mother’s breast.
I disagree with Bloomberg most of the time, but he's right to disassociate the state with formula corporations.
The ideal situation would be for the city not to own any hospitals, but if they are going to own them, they shouldn't be pushing formula.
The standard casing of street sign lettering was not his decision and was something the city fought. It was mandated by the federal government.
BllombergIdiot, an (r) that really is a (D)...... =.=
“Breast milk is fine. But so is formula.”
If anything I think formula is less risky, as it isn’t dependent on the diet of the mother (and Americans aren’t known for healthy diets); all of mine used formula, and they’re fine.
“It should be evident by now that Obama is just a meat puppet and doesnt control anything.”
Yeah, the teleprompter gave that away pretty early...
This moron needs a Nancy Pelosi type mental health evaluation and needs to be removed from office.
Whatever happened to a woman’s right to choose?
But he’ll only allow the babies to breast feed if the mother is an A Cup or B Cup. Women with larger breasts will be banned from the hospital.
Thanks for the ping!
New York City gets what it voted for.
Imagine, if NYC gets another Democrat mayor, this person might actually be less nannified than Bloomy.
I think this would be a wonderful time and place for a Big Gulp Of Freedom Tea Party to appear. No more bans on baby formula. Big Gulps, Double Gulps, Triple Gulps... all copacetic with a full quota of sugar. Salt shakers and trans fats once more available in eateries. Foie gras once more being served to whoever can afford it. Any place that wants to boast a private policy which was in line with the old city regulations can do so, but nobody would be required by law to do it. Ah, that Big Gulp of Tea.