Breastfeeding is in the news again, and as usual it’s because some man has something to say about it.
The king of the nanny state, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is promoting “Latch On NYC” in an effort to pressure new mothers into breastfeeding. The new program asks mothers to give reasons for wanting formula bottles and for signing them out. Health care professionals are then supposed to talk to mothers about the benefits of breastfeeding.
When the mayor of your city starts dictating lactation policies, it might be time to elect a new
public health dictator mayor.
First he came for the cigarettes, then the soda, now the formula. Obviously, it’s Mike Bloomberg’s city and we’re all just living in it.
But is breastfeeding even a plausible option in a Biglaw environment?