Now the Nazi Mike Bloomberg wants NYC hospitals to hide(!!) baby formula bottles from mothers giving birth in the hospitals in order to
force encourage them to breast feed.
“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 [emphasis mine] 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.”
“Voluntary” for now. I’ll bet you that Nazi Bloomberg will eventually get the guns of his government to either ban baby formula outright from hospitals or create such heavy regulations and paperwork in order for the mother to get “permission” to use baby formula that it will be a tacit outright ban anyway.
[Thanks to David Barrow]
UPDATE: Skip Oliva writes:
“Actually, this wasn’t something Bloomberg came up with on his own. There’s been a vocal, pro-breastfeeding movement that’s been trying to essentially regulate formula like a prescription drug. As usual, the UN is behind it, via the World Health Organization. WHO adopted a “code” some years ago to limit the marketing of formula along the lines of Bloomberg’s actions (restricting availability in hospitals, et al.)”11:39 pm on July 29, 2012 Email David Kramer