New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's “Latch On, NYC” initiative is encouraging moms to breastfeed instead of giving their newborns baby formula. As part of this campaign, hospitals are being asked to voluntarily store formula under lock-and-key. That means nurses will need to sign it out to any new mom who asks for it, and moms will need to have a reason for asking.
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Parenting blogger Meredith Carroll says the initiative puts a lot more pressure on new moms who are already stressed out.
"Formula isn’t poison, it isn’t a narcotic that needs to be locked up in a hospital," she told HLN's Evening Express. "It is nourishment for a baby that has been approved by the FDA... I think giving mothers choices and not treating them like children is the way the hospitals need to be going about this."
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