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Bloomberg’s pro-breast-feeding initiative to lock away baby formula at 27 hospitals
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Posted on 07/29/2012 3:10:08 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Bloomberg’s pro-breast-feeding initiative to lock away baby formula at 27 hospitals

By MARY KAY LINGE

Last Updated: 5:52 AM, July 29, 2012

Posted: 11:19 PM, July 28, 2012

The nanny state is going after moms.

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 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.

While breast-feeding activists applaud the move, bottle-feeding moms are bristling at the latest lactation lecture.

“If they put pressure on me, I would get annoyed,” said Lynn Sidnam, a Staten Island mother of two formula-fed girls, ages 4 months and 9 years. “It’s for me to choose.”

Under Latch On NYC, new mothers who want formula won’t be denied it, but hospitals will keep infant formula in out-of-the-way secure storerooms or in locked boxes like those used to dispense and track medications.

With each bottle a mother requests and receives, she’ll also get a talking-to. Staffers will explain why she should offer the breast instead.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: babyformula; bloomberg; bloominidiotberg; bottlefeeding; breastfeeding; breastmilk; bullystate; controlfreak; elitist; ny; waronwomen
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The war on women...........
1 posted on 07/29/2012 3:10:15 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
This strikes me as odd.

Hizzoner has no basis to interfere in medical decisions, of course. But why would he need to do this? Hospitals already strongly encourage breast feeding. There's no question that it's better for the baby.

2 posted on 07/29/2012 3:18:36 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: Sub-Driver

This will not bode well for the babies of drug-addicted mothers or the moms who become drug users.I would guess NYC has a good number of them.

As for the new moms who have difficulty with nursing, my heart goes out to them. Breast feeding is not always comfortable for a woman.

Nursing moms usually cannot take their babies to work with them either.

America is becoming less and less....well, American.


3 posted on 07/29/2012 3:18:36 AM PDT by ruesrose (It's possible to be clueless without being blonde.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Baby formula is poison.

But what the hell does a mayor have to do with the decision? Are these mothers getting free medical services from the city?


4 posted on 07/29/2012 3:21:00 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: Sub-Driver

there is nothing and i mean nothing that Bloomberg won’t stick his nose in to.


5 posted on 07/29/2012 3:23:47 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Maybe he could be appeased if the just lock up the really big cans of formula.


6 posted on 07/29/2012 3:24:46 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Born to Conserve
Baby formula is poison.

That's a little strong. Infant mortality is high in poor countries for many reasons, but one contributor is breastfeeding failures. For most mothers/babies, breast milk is the best by far. For those who have issues, formula is a lifesaver. It's still second rate, but it's a whole lot better than malnutrition. Doctors should discourage formula, and every ob/gyn my wife had did, but they should also encourage this "poison" when necessary.

7 posted on 07/29/2012 3:33:45 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Sub-Driver

Next Dr bloomberg will limit how many ounces of breast milk a baby may have from each breast. Then he will limit the breast size a baby may feed from.


8 posted on 07/29/2012 3:34:23 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Sub-Driver

That just plain sounds crazy.
Whats next? Why not regulating the percentage of single ply to double ply toilet paper?

Is everyone in NYC insane?


9 posted on 07/29/2012 3:34:54 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: bill1952
"Is everyone in NYC insane?"

Could it be said that Bloomberg is a big boob?

10 posted on 07/29/2012 3:38:09 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Sub-Driver

My kids got formula, they turned out just fine.

First salt, the nsoft drinks, now it’s babies formula. What’s next for New York? Gyro’s?????


11 posted on 07/29/2012 3:41:48 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Sub-Driver

A liberal is an addict. An addict that cannot possibly help him or herself from needlessly interfering in the lives of others. The reasons are all the same - better for society, better for yourself, better for ‘the children.’

Power, control (and the money and influence that comes with) are the underlying factors. It is in their twisted, deformed DNA and is so totally inbred in our elitist society, our government, our schools and in our media.

Not just a war on women. It is a war on the individual who can think for himself.


12 posted on 07/29/2012 3:45:36 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: AnAmericanMother

typical liberal fuzzythink
your body, your choice!

Except for breast feeding
and Big Gulps

locking up abortion tools would be a lot safer and healthier for baby


13 posted on 07/29/2012 3:46:15 AM PDT by silverleaf (Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell)
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To: Pollster1

“[poison] That’s a little strong.”

One of the ingredients of baby formula is fructose, from HFCS and from sucrose, which has been implicated in “metabolic syndrome” including in infants and children. One very well known expert considers fructose a toxin, and talks a pretty good talk.

If you’re interested in this stuff, watch this: “Sugar: The Bitter Truth”.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnniua6-oM


14 posted on 07/29/2012 3:48:58 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: Sub-Driver
so more new mothers will breast-feed.

Will the kid be limited to 16 ounces?

15 posted on 07/29/2012 3:56:38 AM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: silverleaf

Liberals advocate “freedom of choice” as long as all you are going to do is kill the baby. I thought it was our body and our decision what we wanted to do. My kids were bottle fed and turned out fine! These socialist just can’t stand some capitalists that produce formula making a profit! The Government will probably double tax them. Are they going to force stores to take formula off their shelves??


16 posted on 07/29/2012 4:03:28 AM PDT by RightLady (Take out the trash the first Tues after the first Monday in Nov)
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To: Born to Conserve

My son would be dead were it not for formula. He is five years old and cannot take food by mouth. He has a jujenal feeding tube and cannot take blended foods through the tube either. It’s either formula or starve to death. I bristle at the suggestion that I am filling him full of “poison”. There are many reasons for a parent to give their child formula, and while I agree that it is second rate to breast milk, I just can’t call it poison when it has saved his life.


17 posted on 07/29/2012 4:04:18 AM PDT by 101stAirborneVet
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To: Sub-Driver
When are they going to arrest this guy for practicing medicine without a license? ;-)
18 posted on 07/29/2012 4:04:39 AM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: bill1952

That just plain sounds crazy.
Whats next? Why not regulating the percentage of single ply to double ply toilet paper?

Is everyone in NYC insane?


I went to tech school there, I certainly thought so at the time. Well, maybe not insane but certainly not normal. I think it comes from having too many people around you all of the time.


19 posted on 07/29/2012 4:05:51 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: ruesrose

...”America is becoming less and less....well, American”...

America is now insane following most of the rest of the world..Anybody watch the Olympics opening? We may already be there along with Great Britain. Enough said! We are drug infested and lost..


20 posted on 07/29/2012 4:08:40 AM PDT by jazzlite (esat)
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To: Born to Conserve

“Baby formula is poison.”

***

Uh...if it weren’t for formula, my brother and I wouldn’t be alive today.


21 posted on 07/29/2012 4:10:00 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Sub-Driver

Coming: you don’t have to breast feed your baby - but those who don’t breast feed will be subject to a tax (direct any and all complaints to John Roberts).


22 posted on 07/29/2012 4:12:21 AM PDT by Stosh
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To: RightLady

I was 4 days in intensive care and pumped full of drugs after my son’s birth, then remained on drugs for weeks after

No BF for this Mom!

I suppose the nanny state would have forced my baby to use a wet nurse or another woman’s body fluids, in NYC, hopefully one without HIV

Don’t know what is the hIV/HepC rate for NYC women but it is rather high in DC


23 posted on 07/29/2012 4:14:48 AM PDT by silverleaf (Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell)
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To: Sub-Driver

I know great people that are dying of cancer... and this pos is healthy... life is certainly far from fair.

LLS


24 posted on 07/29/2012 4:17:39 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: Sub-Driver

The breast milk samples must be delivered
in their original containers to the Mayor’s
office for “official” inspection, the Billionaire
***used to get ANYTHING he wants*** said.


25 posted on 07/29/2012 4:23:28 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Sub-Driver; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Larry Lucido; ...
Yesterday: "Hit the bricks, Chick-fil-A... we don't allow your kind in New York City!"

Today: "Get rid of all baby formula! I mean, how can any man in his right mind... not be for breast feeding?"

Day after tomorrow: "We cannot stand by and allow people... to pick and choose in New York City! We know best!"

Next week: "Hummmm? What can I outlaw next? Where has my finger been? Whoa... that sure does smell good!

26 posted on 07/29/2012 4:24:58 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Sub-Driver

Bloomberg is such an idiot. My daughter has a medical condition that she takes medicine and was unable to breastfeed. I felt so bad for her because people look down their noses and hrumph that she bottlefed her baby. I wanted to slap a few strangers silly.


27 posted on 07/29/2012 4:27:37 AM PDT by republicangel
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To: Sub-Driver

Folks, this is VERY STUPID.

My first daughter was born in a Japanese hospital that did not issue formula. My daughter had severe jaundice because my wife did not lactate for several days, days that my daughter spent under a UV lamp.


28 posted on 07/29/2012 4:31:03 AM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: AnAmericanMother
“Hizzoner has no basis to interfere in medical decisions, of course. But why would he need to do this? Hospitals already strongly encourage breast feeding. There's no question that it's better for the baby.”

____

Hizzoner is in the same personality class as Obummer, a full blown narcissistic control freak that thinks he is smarter than everyone else.

29 posted on 07/29/2012 4:31:59 AM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Stupid me....I thought this satire...

It sure reads like it...


30 posted on 07/29/2012 4:36:01 AM PDT by Popman (In a place you only dream of Where your soul is always free)
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To: Born to Conserve
One very well known expert considers fructose a toxin, and talks a pretty good talk.

Fructose might be considered a toxin the way almost anything is a toxin. My wife is fructose intolerant so I know it can be a problem. Too much (like with anything, including water) is a problem with anybody.

That said, are you going to avoid the great number of all natural foods that are loaded with fructose? (e.g. strawberries, grapes, oranges)?

Now HFCS is a different animal, but not mainly because it is high fructose. That has to do more with how it gets manufactured.
31 posted on 07/29/2012 4:37:18 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I love to hear you talk talk talk, but I hate what I hear you say."-Del Shannon)
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To: republicangel

You should slap them! I was raised on formula because I was RH-factor and I was allergic to mom! I grew up healthier than most kids.

It disturbs me that people called Guiliani “Mussolini” when we have a real one in illegal office. Maybe he can start shouting from the balcony at Gracie Mansion.


32 posted on 07/29/2012 4:53:16 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

Are we in a parallel universe? Did I miss the meds this morning? Is my ‘puter the victim of the wacky virus? Is the air contaminated with LSD? THAT’S IT! BWHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!


33 posted on 07/29/2012 5:11:47 AM PDT by Shady (The Tea Party is the Party of the American People, Working and creating wealth in SPITE of OBAMA!)
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To: wiggen

I think this is great.

It demonstrates to all what bloomers and his ilk would do to our freedoms if they get the power.

I sympathize with the women caught up in this idiocy, but they are a service to our nation for proving the point.

This is where we are headed, No detail not matter how small will escape the attention of despots.

Vote them out or we are doomed.


34 posted on 07/29/2012 5:14:30 AM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: Sub-Driver

Like the mayor, I’m pro-breast-feeding.


35 posted on 07/29/2012 5:18:54 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: bill1952
Is everyone in NYC insane?

no, but there are an awful lot of breasts here.

36 posted on 07/29/2012 5:21:51 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: bill1952
Is everyone in NYC insane?

no, but there are an awful lot of breasts here.

it might be some kind of gravitational-pull effect.

37 posted on 07/29/2012 5:23:19 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: Bender2

Nanny Bloomersberg must be channeling his inner frustrated grandma spirit and getting it cofused with his role as mayor. What normal male would want to be around this tyrant weasel busybody of a jerk.


38 posted on 07/29/2012 5:34:07 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Sub-Driver

He is going too far. Some women who want to breast feed don’t produce enough milk to provide for their baby and it is not that easy. There are problems with babies not knowing how to latch on and issues of premature babies not being capable of breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding is in many cases a wonderful experience, but it can also be painful, difficult and challenging. Women get breast infections, have duct problems, etc. As a mom who naturally fed 3 babies, I know of what I speak. And babies still need water in addition to breast milk in most cases. So Bloomberg does not have a clue.


39 posted on 07/29/2012 5:36:40 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Sub-Driver
Yes; and ‘no question’. So past time; to get this Mayor; OFF stage. This is a job for Giuliani. . .iF only. . .
40 posted on 07/29/2012 5:38:14 AM PDT by cricket (http://voteron2012.com/)
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To: AnAmericanMother

Must be that Bloomberg; like other Lefties; believes ‘China’ does it better.


41 posted on 07/29/2012 5:40:15 AM PDT by cricket (http://voteron2012.com/)
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To: tflabo; big'ol_freeper
Re: What normal male would want to be around this tyrant weasel busybody of a jerk.

I find what Mayor Bloomberg says... to make a lot of sense--

Gadzooks, Barrack... it says 'normal male' up there!

President Obama is my party's idea... of a normal male, Bender--

Well, Nancy has got you there... Bend--

42 posted on 07/29/2012 5:44:38 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Sub-Driver

Every day he’s proving how much he’s out of his ever Bloomberging mind. Someone needs to check his meds.


43 posted on 07/29/2012 5:46:01 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Sub-Driver

The obsession with breast feeding is a religion, just like the religion of global warming.

Our now-4-year-old absolutely didn’t like breast feeding and we switched to bottles (though augmented with a breast pump) and he is bigger (not fatter), stronger, and healthier than all our friends’ and neighbors’ kids of around the same age. We are constantly amazed at how physically frail the children of the breast-feeding-worshipers are.

I’m not saying breast feeding is wrong. Again, we augmented formula with breast milk.

But it is a religion. Note the moron on this thread who claims formula is a “poison”.


44 posted on 07/29/2012 5:46:20 AM PDT by samtheman (Obama. Mugabe. Chavez. (Obamugavez))
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To: AnAmericanMother

Bloomberg imagines that all breasts are the same and work just fine ~ at least the ones he hires do.


45 posted on 07/29/2012 5:47:40 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Sub-Driver
So will C-section delivered babies just have to starve? It took about a week and a half for my wife to recover from the shock and start producing breast milk after delivery--every time. But don't try to get the lactation specialists nazis to understand that.
46 posted on 07/29/2012 5:50:39 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: Born to Conserve
Depending on what a 'Mother' eats, drinks and or 'recreates'; breast milk can be poison. As well; an angry Mother; forced to 'breast feed' is not giving off the best milk either.

These Leftists need first; to control themselves. It is THEIR oompuslive need to control others that is destroying all vestiges of an individuals 'freedom of choice'.

Message to the Mayor; Get A Grip - on yourself; and leave your the citizens of New York, alone. Think it time to see this compulsive need - the 'totalitarian inclinations' - as SICK; and threatening enough to demand 'redress' per treatment.

47 posted on 07/29/2012 5:54:10 AM PDT by cricket (http://voteron2012.com/)
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To: Born to Conserve

Close to 100% of breast feeding mothers supplement w formula, especially at the beginning. For some mothers it takes 7 days to even see a drop of colostrum. Average is 3-5 days.


48 posted on 07/29/2012 5:58:26 AM PDT by Tea Party Terrorist (Fast & Furious: Proof the Government should not have access to guns)
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To: Born to Conserve; Pollster1

>>“[poison] That’s a little strong.”<<

Both my kids and my Godson would be dead, see that word, DEAD, without infant formula. My sister nearly starved her son to death because she insisted “Breast is best”. He is now almost blind because of it.

Perhaps you should hold your rhetoric in check. There is a reason why there were “Wet Nurses” before formula. Any organic formula will not have HFCS, including Walmart’s brand. In fact, “Lactose” is listed as the sugar in Enfamil and Parent’s Choice.

Also, getting your medical information from YouTube may not be a good idea.


49 posted on 07/29/2012 6:07:28 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: Sub-Driver
How many kids did Bloomy breastfeed?

I had to take medication immediately after giving birth and couldn't have breast feed if I wanted to. One crazy nurse kept telling me I had too, it was best. I immediately called my doctor and he told her if I would have listened to her I could have poisoned my newborn.

It's a choice. And what I think many people don't realize is if you eat unhealthy things, so does your baby. One mothers baby I know was breast fed and malnourished and colicky. The mother ate hardly anything healthy and to much spicy food. switched to a quality formula and the baby was fine. And don't get me started on the women I've seen brag about breastfeeding while downing several glasses of wine.

50 posted on 07/29/2012 6:16:49 AM PDT by MacMattico
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