On Michael Bloomberg and NYC Hospitals

I know that I’m a little behind on this…but it has come to my attention that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has started an initiative, “The Latch On NYC” initiative, that will begin in September.  Under this initiative, NYC hospitals will begin locking up baby formula in an effort to encourage new mothers to breastfeed their babies.  If a mother still chooses to formula feed her child, a nurse will tell her all of the benefits of breastfeeding that she will be forgoing by formula feeding. A nurse will then need to sign out the formula, as if it were a medication.

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