It’s the tyranny stupid!
In a few weeks, mothers in New York will turn into guinea pigs under a new program designed to boost breastfeeding rates.
Called Latch On NYC, the program requires participating hospitals to stop giving out free promotional infant formula, prohibit distribution of promotional materials, as well as restricting access to formula and tracking distribution.
…the response to the Latch On initiative has been vitriolic. Families are accusing the government of forcing New York mothers to breastfeed and taking away choice. Apprehension about the program stems from the false [so says Globe and Mail] belief that formula will be locked up, mothers will be lectured by nurses every time they ask for a bottle and the only women who will be granted formula are those with a medical reason.
If that’s the case, why are so many hospitals across Canada moving to adopt similar models?
There are many reasons not to breast feed and many reasons to breast feed and none of them are the business of your Mayor. Let the mothers and fathers choose and not be hassled by city government. People like Bloomberg champion abortion, but if you are going to have a baby, you are going to do it their way. Unbelievable! Next comes the headcovering. hijab. headscarf. #&%@#**#