NEW YORK - A new push by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is angering some new moms.
His plan called “Latch On NYC” advises hospitals to hide baby formula from new moms to encourage breastfeeding.
The New York City Department of Heath and Mental Hygiene is asking, though not yet requiring, city hospitals to lock down all infant formula in an effort to convince new mothers to breastfeed their babies.
According to reports, nurses will have to “sign out the formula like any other medication” documenting a medical reason for supplying it, starting in September.
This would be the most restrictive pro-breast milk program in the nation.
And if a new mom asks for formula for her baby, she will get a lecture on the benefits of breastfeeding.
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