The breast-feeding bullies are at it again!
Posted by Lissa on July 31, 2012
OH FOR CRYING OUT LOUD. They’re locking up infant formula like it’s medicine. New Yorkers are bloody BRILLIANT, I tell you!
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.
I personally would not want to try to lecture a woman who has just pushed an infant out of her pelvis – I’ve heard that can be rather grueling – but then again I ALSO would not want to try to lecture other women about their infant diet choices in general. What a good thing the geniuses in Nanny Bloomberg’s administration are smarter than I am!
I particularly loved this part:
Lisa Paladino, of Staten Island University Hospital, said: “The key to getting more moms to breast-feed is making the formula less accessible. This way, the RN has to sign out the formula like any other medication. The nurse’s aide can’t just go grab another bottle.”
The key to getting more people to do what YOU think is best for them . . . is to take away their other options. Or at least make them more tedious, more difficult, and less convenient.
And don’t forget the lecture! Nanny-statism without a lecture is like spaghetti without meatballs!!
Then again, it could be worse. I’m surprised Nanny Bloomberg didn’t go the full Gisele Bundchen route. Shhhh, don’t give him ideas. . .