Bloomberg Wants Hospitals to Lock Up Baby Formula So More Women Will Breast Feed

July 30, 2012 at 9:00 am (Babies, Breastfeeding, Breasts, Health Department, Hospitals, Mayor Bloomberg, Nanny Bloomberg, Nanny State, New York, New York City)

Good Lord.  First it was salty foods for the homeless, then the big gulp, and the big beer, now the big … baby bottle?

It’s glaringly apparent that the biggest nanny in the country, Mayor Bloomberg, will not rest until he is controlling every aspect of your life – from the cradle to the grave.

Now he’s targeting the cradle

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.

While breast-feeding activists applaud the move, bottle-feeding moms are bristling at the latest lactation lecture.

“If they put pressure on me, I would get annoyed,” said Lynn Sidnam, a Staten Island mother of two formula-fed girls, ages 4 months and 9 years. “It’s for me to choose.”

Not if the Nanny has any say.

Sister Toldjah writes:

Lovely. So not only will Mike Bloomberg and his merry band of statists play hide-the-bottle to force one to breastfeed, but those who don’t get with the program will be nagged until they do — “We know what’s best for your baby. You don’t. Why do you insist on a bottle? WHY DO YOU HATE YOUR BABY??”

That’s the essence of liberal fascism, of the nanny-state, of arrogant would-be Czars like Mike Bloomberg: there is no limit, no point at which they say they control enough. Every minute aspect of your life –how much salt you use, how much soda you drink, how you feed your baby– is subject to the state’s direction.

Every. Single. Bit.

Hands off our women’s breasts, Mr. Mayor.

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Weekend Recession: Video – Baby Amazed By Dad’s Motorboat Impression

January 20, 2012 at 5:10 pm (Babies, Baby Is Amazed, Baby Is Amazed By Dad's Motorboat Impression, Cute Videos, Dads, Funny Baby Videos, Parenting, Video, Weekend Recession)

This video at Fatherhood Is shows a baby girl absolutely amazed by her father’s ability to make motor boat sounds.

The Huffington Post writes:

Daddy blogger Fatherhood Is recently posted this video of a new way he’s discovered to calm his daughter Charlotte when she gets fussy, and it’s probably not the first thing you’d think to do to comfort a crying baby.

Granted, Charlotte’s facial expression is more one of sheer amazement than relaxation, but hey, if dad’s motorboat impression is enough to keep her from crying, it’s good enough for us.

Please place the child’s eyes back in her head.  🙂

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