Posts Tagged ‘Breast feeding’

Mayor Bloomberg Pushes Women To Breastfeed. All Signs Point Toward Nanny State..

August 4, 2012

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.’But it’s our job to educate them on the best option.’

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.

“It’s the patient’s choice,” said Allison Walsh, of Beth Israel Medical  Center. “But it’s our job to educate them on the best option.”

Bloomberg works to get womens mind right.. All signs point toward nanny state.

Moody Eye AP Translator Study: Breast-feeding would save lives, money

April 6, 2010

The lives of nearly 900 babies would be saved each year, along with billions of dollars, if 90 percent of U.S. women fed their babies breast milk only for the first six months of life, a cost analysis says…. Bold Questionable Statement

The health care system has got to be aware that breast-feeding makes a profound difference,” said Dr. Ruth Lawrence, who heads the American Academy of Pediatrics’ breast-feeding section. Possible Trial Balloon

The magnitude of health benefits linked to breast-feeding is vastly underappreciated, said lead author Dr. Melissa Bartick, an internist and instructor at Harvard Medical School. Breast-feeding is sometimes considered a lifestyle choice, but Bartick calls it a public health issue.. Ivy League mumbo jumbo

The $13 billion in estimated losses due to the low breast-feeding rate includes an economists’ calculation partly based on lost potential lifetime wages — $10.56 million per death…… garbage in garbage out

Dr. Larry Gray, a University of Chicago pediatrician, called the analysis compelling and said it’s reasonable to strive for 90 percent compliance. …….Ut Oh compliance word  coming to a health care plan near you soon

But he also said mothers who don’t breast-feed for six months shouldn’t be blamed or made to feel guilty, because their jobs and other demands often make it impossible to do so. So what is the point..