Skip to comments.Mommy Bloomberg - force new mothers to breast feed their children?1?1!
Posted on 07/30/2012 8:55:24 PM PDT by Fred
The latest from New Yorks commissioner of mental hygiene is that maternity wards in New York are going to start locking up their baby formula so as to force new mothers to breast feed their children. This scheme, according to the report in the New York Post, will start in 27 of the citys 40 hospitals September 3. Its part of the so-called Latch on NYC initiative the mental hygiene commissioner sprung on the city in May. The idea seems to be that New Yorkers elected the mayor to station the commissioner, Dr. Thos. Farley, between each newborn and his mother to make sure she doesnt use her own best judgment in making her choice of how to feed her baby. Of course, if her choice had been that shed wanted to abort the baby, the mayor would have hustled Dr. Farley out of the way faster than you could say Margaret Sanger.
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The man is a tyrant, thank God he is only a mayor.
So, how ‘bout the mothers who drink and do drugs? Great nutrition for the babies.
New Yorkers get what they deserve. They asked for it and should lay in they bed they made.
In a city where restaurants are threatened with closure for using too much salt, where kids aren’t allowed to purchase a soda at school, the same kids are somehow mature enough at 11 to be MANDATED into the most perverted pro-sex sex ed course ever devised.
WSJ had a story years back, some mothers bought into the breast feed only propoganda, and their babies suffered brain damage from malnutrition.
He can be whatever he wants to be. I personally thank God I do not live in New York to have to put up with his libtastic ways. =.=
Well that won’t sit well with many on FR who get all wigged up about breast feeding as somthing sexual.
pssssdt breast feeding should be encouraged but government involvement hell no!
I think breastfeeding is the way to go, but why is the mayor bothering about this when he’s got regular Mayor stuff to do? Doesn’t anybody stick to their job description any more?
One begins to wonder whether or not this Bloomberg character is... uh... playing with a full deck; in possession of all his marbles; seeding the funny farm, and so on...
Lord have mercy.
There is nothing wrong with breastfeeding. It’s perverts who want to make it into something public and sexual by making breastfeeding porn.
But Bloomberg is the future of liberalism. The public as a whole are too stupid to make he the right decisions a progressive world. The Bloombergs will make the usual personal decisions for the public and call it liberation.
Pssst...I think Bloomers has boob envy.
Seems this would fall under the “my body, my choice” thing. If you can’t make a woman use her womb to carry a child, how can you make her use her breasts to feed a child?
Will the “My body, my choice!” feminists be enraged over this?
You beat me to it. This would seem to be something that would anger the feminazis.
What happened to, “My body, my choice.”
There are a lot of misconceptions about this program (justifiably so, given the source - Bloomberg). This program does not prohibit or restrict mothers who want formula from getting formula. All it does, in the hospitals that (voluntarily) participate, is make it so that mothers who want to breastfeed don't have formula pushed on them.
When my daughter was born, in a NYC hospital that was not part of this program, my wife told the hospital she wanted to breastfeed only. The baby was in the NICU for a 48-hour observational period, so my wife asked the nurses to come get her any time the baby wanted to eat, and not to give her formula. Some nurses listened, some nurses didn't. There was no medical indication for formula - it was just what the nurses were used to doing. So, for the first couple of days, my daughter was being periodically supplemented with formula, against my wife's wishes. This caused/contributed to lasting milk-supply issues which made it difficult/impossible for my wife to exclusibely breastfeed (which, again, is what she wanted to do).
Had this program been in place at the time, that never would have happened. If you ask me, that would have expanded, not restricted, my wife's choices.
“mental hygiene commissioner”
Mental hygiene kommissar?
God have mercy on us.
Commie Mommy Nanny
>> maternity wards in New York are going to start locking up their baby formula
Tax-payer funded formula?
So Bloomberg is a Nazi for not handing out supplies?
Breast milk is arguably superior to formula. And labor is far superior to welfare. Barring medical urgency, what’s the problem? I presume a paying customer is not prohibited from purchasing formula.
I’m sure hospitals charge for formula. Look at your bill— I paid a ton for the Motrin they gave me after my daughter was born! My only pain killer, thank you very much!
I also had to use formula because of a medication I had to start after my daughters birth. My hospital hounded me to breastfeed and use cloth diapers. I had to have my doctor tell the nurses to shut up, I couldn’t breastfeed, and might have chose not to even if I could have. My solution: My sister brought me a half case of the disposable little formula bottles you just put the nipple on and a big package of Pampers. This daughter is an athlete, an honor student, and musician. Formula did not harm her in any way.
Smart move not to pass the pain killers along to your child!
Newborns are great. Their little stinky smells and all...
Exactly. All the pro-coice bally-hoo and now the government will FORCE women to breast feed.
As stated elsewhere, some women cannot produce sufficient quantities or the right kind of nutritious milk.
Also some of the little biggers have teeth!
Go ahead and kill all the babies you “choose” but by gum you WILL breast feed the ones who survive!
As the victim of childhood sexual abuse, I was not capable of an act that ‘intimate’ and in my twisted mental make up, sexual in nature. One of the nurses at my Georgia hospital my oldest was born tried to berate me into breastfeeding while in labor! “Don’t you love your baby?” she actually said to me when asking ‘breast or bottle?’ from the form.
A nurse’s aid saw my distress and when the ole biddy left, came and said “You just look at that baby with all the love in your heart when you give her that bottle and she will never know the difference.”
Breastfeeding is a beautiful thing, but it isn’t the ONLY way.
My post... I do NOT see BF as sexual, but the female body responds in odd ways to breast stimulation and while a normal woman wouldn’t make a connection, some of us have issues.
But just in general, that’s ridiculous to think it sexual in nature.
A) Some people pay their hospital bills or have insurance. Did I wake up in Canada? How do you get that it’s ‘tax’ bought?
B) It’s samples given by the formula companies.
Is this satire? What the heck is a “mental hygiene commissioner”?!
Those are the statements of a LITTLE person who’s big mouth starts talking 15 minutes before his tiny brain is even aware of the as* he is making of himself.
All his money and he still is that stupid.
Government is inherently evil, corrupt, and inefficient.We need to eliminate 99% of these government agencies like the DEA, EPA, HUD ,IRS, TSA, government schools, dept of energy, and so on. Government at all levels must be reduced. All we need is military , border control, customs, some police , courts and that's it.
These gov agencies just choke and destroy businesses and take away our freedom.
Maybe something’s in the water there in New York such that Bloomberg has a reason to fear feeding infants formula that was made with it. It is certainly driving Bloomberg mad.
Let’s see, in Bloomberg City it’s beyond thinking to warn a mother who is about to “have an abortion” (kill her unborn child) why she might regret that! But they will brow beat mothers who might have a perfectly valid medical reason to formula feed (for your case were you being expected to get a note from your psychiatrist before the nurses would quit nagging you?). If you hug or cradle a baby while it is drinking formula, that baby will be just as happy. In fact dad can do that as well as mom.
Thank you, and I agree. I am also not the only woman to have that happen to and have BF issues from it.