Mom: It's easier for nurses to hand out formula

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  • 'Latch On, NYC' initiative encourages moms to breastfeed by asking hospitals to voluntarily lock up formula
  • Kristen Howerton explains why she supports the campaign

Many moms have been very critical of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's “Latch On, NYC” initiative. They say it locks up baby formula like a drug.

Read more: Is breast really best?

But Kristen Howerton -- a blogger and mother of four -- says some hospitals are pushing formula on new moms and stopping them from breastfeeding altogether.

"It’s easier for nurses to hand out formula than to sit and coach a mom to breastfeed," she tells HLN's Evening Express.

Check out the video above to hear why she thinks the initiative is a good thing for new moms then chime in with your thoughts.

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