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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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To: reformedliberal

“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.


51 posted on 07/29/2012 1:15:18 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: ari-freedom

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.


52 posted on 07/29/2012 3:35:23 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: jimbo123

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.


53 posted on 07/29/2012 4:36:47 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: jimbo123

So Mommy Mikie believes women should be able to control their uteruses (i.e., abortion), but not their breasts.


54 posted on 07/29/2012 6:32:39 PM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: jimbo123

Yeah, like this is any of Loonburg’s business.


55 posted on 07/29/2012 7:35:44 PM PDT by Quickgun (Second Amendment. The only one you can put your hands on.)
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To: unixfox

Most of NYC is already on the govt. tit anyway.


56 posted on 07/29/2012 7:47:31 PM PDT by Quickgun (Second Amendment. The only one you can put your hands on.)
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To: jimbo123

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....


57 posted on 07/29/2012 10:33:54 PM PDT by proud American in Canada (Pray for America. She is the world's last best hope for freedom. May it not be too late.)
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To: Eric Blair 2084; SheLion; Gabz; Hank Kerchief; 383rr; libertarian27; traviskicks; bamahead; CSM; ...

Another thread on Bloom Batsh!t Crazy’s latest initiative (if he’s really behind it).

Nanny State PING!


58 posted on 07/29/2012 10:35:54 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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To: Ttownconservative; All

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! :)


59 posted on 07/29/2012 10:48:55 PM PDT by proud American in Canada (Pray for America. She is the world's last best hope for freedom. May it not be too late.)
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To: jimbo123

I think Bloomturd wants to test this out. Women beware. Mr. Viagra is on the loose.


60 posted on 07/29/2012 11:26:17 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: jimbo123

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.


61 posted on 07/29/2012 11:41:18 PM PDT by Vigilantcitizen (Dave Mustaine for president.)
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To: jimbo123

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.


62 posted on 07/30/2012 12:42:19 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: ExCTCitizen
If it's a choice mom's need to make, then the government's own hospitals shouldn't be trying to influence them to use formula or giving them formula manufacturer-branded freebies.

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.

63 posted on 07/30/2012 1:09:43 AM PDT by 92nina
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To: Leo Carpathian

The standard casing of street sign lettering was not his decision and was something the city fought. It was mandated by the federal government.


64 posted on 07/30/2012 1:13:14 AM PDT by 92nina
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To: jimbo123

BllombergIdiot, an (r) that really is a (D)...... =.=


65 posted on 07/30/2012 1:24:42 AM PDT by cranked
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To: P-Marlowe

“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.


66 posted on 07/30/2012 3:13:54 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: dljordan

“It should be evident by now that Obama is just a meat puppet and doesn’t control anything.”

Yeah, the teleprompter gave that away pretty early...


67 posted on 07/30/2012 3:16:24 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: jimbo123
If Bloomberg were a woman who actually has the potential to give birth, he'd know that a woman doesn't decide whether to breastfeed after giving birth and that decision certainly isn't made because she saw a can of Isomil in the hospital.

This moron needs a Nancy Pelosi type mental health evaluation and needs to be removed from office.

68 posted on 07/30/2012 3:46:35 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: ari-freedom

Whatever happened to a woman’s right to choose?


69 posted on 07/30/2012 6:18:03 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: jimbo123

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.


70 posted on 07/30/2012 6:33:27 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping!


71 posted on 07/30/2012 7:58:30 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: jimbo123

New York City gets what it voted for.


72 posted on 07/30/2012 8:17:08 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: jimbo123
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73 posted on 07/30/2012 12:22:05 PM PDT by RetSignman
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To: ContraryMary

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.


74 posted on 08/05/2012 5:14:58 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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