Governmental Nanny state dictating ma...

Governmental Nanny state dictating maternal feeding

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Wisdom

Hamilton, OH

#1 Aug 1, 2012
'Breast is Best' Campaign in NYC Locks Down Baby Formula
Moms all over the political spectrum are mad
1 hr ago by Mary Noble
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GOVERNMENTAL NANNY STATE KNOWS WHAT IS BEST FOR YOU AND WILL RESTRICT YOUR CHOICES AND ACCESSES- FROM BIG GULP ELIMINATIONS, TO NO SALT IN NY RESTAURANT TABLES, TRANS-FAT MANDATED REDUCTIONS AND NOW TO COMING IN BETWEEN A MOTHER AND HER INFANT.
(yes, breast milk is the best and should be used; but libs are about freedom of choice- the right to choose to feed the surviving child what she wants; as for toddlers in Ky Ale8 and Mountain Dew are healthy choice options in some households...ya think Big Government might want a word with you, someday soon?)

NYC Mayor Bloomberg has launched a breast-feeding initiative that's met with an outcry even among some pro-breastfeeding moms. Called the "Latch on NYC" campaign,>> it's a forceful attempt to discourage mothers from using formula.
The initiative is voluntary, but many public hospitals have committed to it.

>> They'll put formula under lock so ***nurses will have to sign it out like a medicine,**stop offering mothers formula unless it's medically necessary, and ban the free formula packs that companies often provide. Newsweek's Gayle Tzemach Lemmon is outraged: she says the policy "infantilizes women by telling them they are no longer adult enough to decide for themselves." Some women have medical reasons not to breastfeed, Lemmon adds: they're taking medication, like antidepressants, or they aren't able to produce enough milk. But according to NYC's health department, most moms do produce enough milk, and using formula in the first month can decrease milk production. The advantages of breastfeeding are well-known: it protects babies against infections, and makes them less likely to become asthmatic. Via The Atlantic and the Christian Science Monitor.

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