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pwaldo
07-30-2012, 04:14 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2180635/Mayor-Bloomberg-bans-baby-formula-NY-hospitals.html


Mayor Bloomberg has demanded that hospitals stop handing out baby formula to persuade more new mothers to breastfeed their babies.

The New York City health department will monitor the number of formula bottles being given out and demand a medical reason for each one.

From September 3, 27 out of 40 hospitals in the city have agreed to the terms of the Latch On initiative - which will also see them stop handing out free bags of formula and bottles.

Although mothers who want to bottle feed their babies will not be denied formula, it will be kept under lock and key similar to medications.

However any mother who requests formula will be given a lecture on why breastfeeding is better by hospital staff.

'Human breast milk is best for babies and mothers,' said health commissioner Thomas Farley when the campaign was launched in May.

'With this initiative the New York City health community is joining together to support mothers who choose to breastfeed.'

mrveggieman
07-31-2012, 07:44 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2180635/Mayor-Bloomberg-bans-baby-formula-NY-hospitals.html

Is bloomberg a medical doctor? Hell has he actually given birth to a child and had to nurse him/her? If not he needs to shut the hell up.

shrewsbury
07-31-2012, 08:21 AM
I don't care what any reports say, this is not always true. our oldest was fed with formula, the twins with breast milk. our oldest was determined to be a gifted child, she was an academic athlete, and honor graduate, the twins were not.

duane1969
07-31-2012, 02:31 PM
He is just another in a long line of liberals who think the government knows better how you should live your life than you do.

Wickabee
07-31-2012, 02:46 PM
He is just another in a long line of politicians who think the government knows better how you should live your life than you do.

Fixed

duane1969
07-31-2012, 03:03 PM
Nope, sorry. You don't see conservatives promoting social programs that are aimed at raising people's kids or dictating how people raise their kids.

I can't think of the name of it right now, but there is actually an education program being pushed that is aimed at pre pre-k...literally trying to get you to drop your kid off at a government run school if they are between the ages of 1 and 4. There are people in the system that truly believe that the best place for your kid is in their care. You may be a great parent, but you simply can not provide your child with what it needs like the government can.

mrveggieman
07-31-2012, 03:07 PM
Nope, sorry. You don't see conservatives promoting social programs that are aimed at raising people's kids or dictating how people raise their kids.

I can't think of the name of it right now, but there is actually an education program being pushed that is aimed at pre pre-k...literally trying to get you to drop your kid off at a government run school if they are between the ages of 1 and 4. There are people in the system that truly believe that the best place for your kid is in their care. You may be a great parent, but you simply can not provide your child with what it needs like the government can.


Are you serious? You are actually trying to tell us that these faith based programs such as abstinence only is the brain child of libs? Wow.

duane1969
07-31-2012, 03:11 PM
Are you serious? You are actually trying to tell us that these faith based programs such as abstinence only is the brain child of libs? Wow.

How is that telling people how to raise their kids?

Teaching teens not to have sex = forcing hospitals to justify giving out formula and bottles to new mothers...not quite.

duane1969
07-31-2012, 03:11 PM
Are you serious? You are actually trying to tell us that these faith based programs such as abstinence only is the brain child of libs? Wow.

How is that telling people how to raise their kids?

Teaching teens not to have sex = forcing hospitals to justify giving out formula and bottles to new mothers...not quite.

mrveggieman
07-31-2012, 03:14 PM
How is that telling people how to raise their kids?

Teaching teens not to have sex = forcing hospitals to justify giving out formula and bottles to new mothers...not quite.

Teaching kids about the dangers of reckless sex is a good thing. Teaching kids to be ignorant of sex is not a good thing.

Wickabee
07-31-2012, 03:18 PM
Do you really think Conservatives don't think they know how to better spend your money than you?
Dems will take your money and throw it at social programs that are full of problems.
Reps will take your money and throw it at a military that is full of corruption.

So yes, every politician thinks s/he better knows how to spend your money than you do.