First they came for our table salt, and I didn't speak out because I'm really more of a pepper guy.
Then they came for our novelty-sized soft drinks, and I didn't speak out because I've been trying to limit myself to seltzer water, or maybe iced tea once in a while, because, to be honest, I've been getting a little round around the middle if you know what I mean.
Then they came for our baby formula, and I didn't speak out because– Wait a second. Baby formula? That's not for real, is it?
Mayor Bloomberg is pushing hospitals to hide their baby formula behind locked doors so more new mothers will breast-feed…
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've been wrong in my predictions before, but I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that this is going to go over incredibly well.
I've had the good fortune of meeting a few new mothers in my time, and if there's one way I would describe all of them, it would be as immensely open to lectures from complete strangers on how best to care for their children. New mothers love talking-tos! They love 'em! They'll take any advice they can get from absolutely anyone.
So, if you see a new mother on the street, just walk up to her and start telling her how wrong she is in how she's raising for her baby. She'll thank you. Take my word for it.
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Tags: Babies, Men and Women, Michael Bloomberg, New York City, Women's Rights