Earlier this week I read about Mayor Bloomberg’s “Latch On NYC” initiative, which asks hospitals to keep formula samples under lock-and-key and requires a “breastfeeding talk” to encourage moms to breast feed every time a mother wants to use formula. “The key to getting more moms to breast-feed is making the formula less accessible.” I AM OFFENDED! PLAIN and SIMPLE!!!
Although, I agree with Mayor Bloomberg that this is important, it needs attention, a conversation that we need to talk about … but, his solution is incredibly insulting. I think there are far more productive ways of handling this then belittling the choice a mother wants to make on her own.