- Post 31 July 2012
- By Copy Editor
(MARY KAY LINGE | New York Post) -- 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. ... Read more.
-- Next the Bloomin' Idiot will be featured in public service ads lecturing the populace on the State's "suggestions" before allowing a personal decision or choice. Conversely, limiting vendors that peddle any product, drugs or formula, via doctors -- who find it easier to prescribe for-profit products rather than practice real medicine -- is not entirely a bad thing. That's not a knock on free-enterprise, but pharmaceutical companies and the like have crossed over a line somewhere and quite frankly cannot be trusted. Choose your doctor well, if they are quick to dose, they're blowing smoke.