Should mothers be pressured to breastfeed?
(Reuters) - "New
York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and state officials are pushing
initiatives aimed at encouraging new mothers to breastfeed their babies,
drawing criticism from some parents who say officials are interfering
with their health choices.
State health commissioners
announced on Tuesday that letters highlighting the importance of
breastfeeding were being sent to hospitals, reminding them of
regulations limiting unnecessary formula feedings for breastfed
The state initiative
coincides with Bloomberg's call for hospitals to lock away their baby
formula and have nurses encourage new mothers to breastfeed."
Do you think Bloomberg is going too far? Should mothers be pressured to breastfeed?
Is this fair, or is this bullying?
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