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(Fox News)   Now that he's taken care of cigarettes and soda, Mayor Bloomberg wants to take care of baby formula, too -- by locking it away so that young mothers HAVE to breastfeed   (foxnews.com) divider line 258
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2012-07-30 12:15:08 PM
Bloomberg's own people will probably end up stoning him to death.
Ban on stones in 3...2...1
 
2012-07-30 12:26:09 PM
SERIOUSLY!! F*CK OFF BLOOMBERG!!

I'm not even a N'Yawker and you are makin' me MAD.
 
2012-07-30 12:50:26 PM
"Drunk with power" doesn't even begin to describe this douche.
 
2012-07-30 01:39:55 PM
Really don't see the problem here, except the "Talking to." Why should hospitals push formula on moms? And definitely why should they be giving goodie bags with formula ads on them to moms?
 
2012-07-30 01:40:05 PM
Brought to you by Bloomberg's media rival, Rupert Murdoch.
 
2012-07-30 01:40:37 PM
Seriously? WTF dude, it's not even something you have an opinion on, seeing as how you are MALE. F*ck off. You can have the soda pop issue. This is beyond retarded.
 
2012-07-30 01:42:14 PM
CSB-time.

My wife and I were very committed to being breast-feed only with our daughter. While we were in the hospital after the birth, one of the nurses gave our baby a formula bottle while she was supposed to be doing vitals. We were not consulted and we were only told after the fact. Between nipple confusion issues, nutrition concerns, and lactation problems, that one thoughtless act has caused us months of unnecessary headache/heartache.

So, I'm pretty okay with kicking the formula manufacturers out of the hospital unless there's a medical need (or the parents bring their own).
 
2012-07-30 01:42:34 PM
I am 100% shocked that Fox News didnt ID him as Bloomberg (D-NYC)
 
2012-07-30 01:42:37 PM
FTA: 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.

Ok, this is Fox, so I'm taking it with a grain of salt, but wtf? I can see them talking to them the first time, but every time? Once you've "educated" them, it's their call. Putting pointless (and stupid) roadblocks in their way is idiocy.
 
2012-07-30 01:42:54 PM
With each bottle a mother requests and receives, she'll also get a talking-to.

When are we going to say "enough" with this shiat?
 
2012-07-30 01:42:55 PM
for farks sake. Bloomberg this is just way over the line. I think he may have just lost the female vote.
 
2012-07-30 01:43:20 PM
Psh, I wish my girl was still producing that good old-fashioned tittymilk at the same clip she used to, formula is no-joke expensive. I'm late on car payments because of that horrid white powder.
 
2012-07-30 01:43:22 PM

Grapple: WTF dude, it's not even something you have an opinion on, seeing as how you are MALE.


wat
 
2012-07-30 01:43:24 PM
FTFA: "With each bottle a mother requests and receives, she'll also get a talking-to."

Calling it: someone's gonna get capped over this. Sooner or later.
 
2012-07-30 01:44:39 PM

Moosecakes: Really don't see the problem here, except the "Talking to." Why should hospitals push formula on moms? And definitely why should they be giving goodie bags with formula ads on them to moms?


1) You aren't my mother, why do I need a "talking to" about a decision, I, an adult, have made?

2) Formula is expensive, and coupons for same are much appreciated. Don't need them? Donate them to a shelter or give them back to the hospital.

3) Are you going to also chastise women who are incapable of breastfeeding? where you do you draw the line on this? Why is formula supposed to be treated like some kind of controlled substance?

Don't get me wrong, if my wife had chosen to breastfeed, I would have been just fine with it. She did not and I also was just fine with it. I just don't see where the Mayor of a city gets off telling *anyone* how to live their goddamn life.. Suggest it all you want, but if you enact it into law, there is something wrong with your head.
 
2012-07-30 01:45:27 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: With each bottle a mother requests and receives, she'll also get a talking-to.

When are we going to say "enough" with this shiat?


What shiat? Medical advice?
 
2012-07-30 01:46:36 PM

HotWingConspiracy: Grapple: WTF dude, it's not even something you have an opinion on, seeing as how you are MALE.

wat


Last I checked, Mr. Bloomberg is a male, and therefore really will never have to make this decision of whether to breastfeed or not. Am I wrong about that? Does he regularly have to deal with his breasts hurting from lactation?
 
2012-07-30 01:46:40 PM
My body, my choice!.....unless you don't want to breastfeed OR heaven forbid, do both.....
According to our Drs, babies dont care or get confusion....ours certainly didnt
 
2012-07-30 01:47:51 PM
Baby wants a BIG GULP.
 
2012-07-30 01:48:08 PM

Grapple: HotWingConspiracy: Grapple: WTF dude, it's not even something you have an opinion on, seeing as how you are MALE.

wat

Last I checked, Mr. Bloomberg is a male, and therefore really will never have to make this decision of whether to breastfeed or not. Am I wrong about that? Does he regularly have to deal with his breasts hurting from lactation?


So he's not allowed an opinion?
 
2012-07-30 01:48:52 PM

xnecron: CSB-time.

My wife and I were very committed to being breast-feed only with our daughter. While we were in the hospital after the birth, one of the nurses gave our baby a formula bottle while she was supposed to be doing vitals. We were not consulted and we were only told after the fact. Between nipple confusion issues, nutrition concerns, and lactation problems, that one thoughtless act has caused us months of unnecessary headache/heartache.

So, I'm pretty okay with kicking the formula manufacturers out of the hospital unless there's a medical need (or the parents bring their own).


What the hell are you blabbering about? Are you seriously trying to claim that a nurse bottle feeding your baby one time has caused all those issues? I am glad you found a scapegoat.
 
2012-07-30 01:50:17 PM
I'm not saying your doctors are wrong, MadMagnum but that's based on a single study involving the use of pacifiers and breastfeeding, NOT bottle-feeding and breast-feeding. You can pick bottles and nipples that will minimize nipple confusion and every baby is different, but to say that nipple confusion doesn't exist is just plain wrong.
 
2012-07-30 01:51:29 PM
t2.gstatic.com

Somebody wants dinner at Hooters tonight
 
2012-07-30 01:51:37 PM

GameSprocket: xnecron: CSB-time.

My wife and I were very committed to being breast-feed only with our daughter. While we were in the hospital after the birth, one of the nurses gave our baby a formula bottle while she was supposed to be doing vitals. We were not consulted and we were only told after the fact. Between nipple confusion issues, nutrition concerns, and lactation problems, that one thoughtless act has caused us months of unnecessary headache/heartache.

So, I'm pretty okay with kicking the formula manufacturers out of the hospital unless there's a medical need (or the parents bring their own).

What the hell are you blabbering about? Are you seriously trying to claim that a nurse bottle feeding your baby one time has caused all those issues? I am glad you found a scapegoat.


Do you know anything about the physiognomy of lactation? Do you know anything about the science around breastfeeding? Or are you just talking out of your ass?
 
2012-07-30 01:52:45 PM
It's one thing to encourage breastfeeding. It's quite another to get a "talking to" when you choose formula.

As a mom who never produced enough for my son, this would piss me off greatly. I had no choice, BUT to formula-feed him. It was either that or starve him. The most I ever produced was 3 bottles in a day and that was a REALLY good day.

And it's 6 months of my/his life I'll never get back. If I ever have another baby & don't produce enough, I WILL NOT continue to try. I was an idiot to do it for that long. And Bloomberg is an @sshole.
 
2012-07-30 01:53:34 PM
Seriously? If this guy wants to derprive babies out of baby formula, someone needs to take him out.


By vote or by force, it doesn't really matter to me......


TOOOooo meeeeeee.
 
2012-07-30 01:55:14 PM

glassa: It's quite another to get a "talking to" when you choose formula.


You're fine, that's Murdoch editorializing pretending to be news.
 
2012-07-30 01:57:13 PM

Alphakronik: Seriously? If this guy wants to derprive babies out of baby formula, someone needs to take him out.


By vote or by force, it doesn't really matter to me......


TOOOooo meeeeeee.


Mike's a dick. So are you.
 
2012-07-30 01:58:24 PM

xnecron: GameSprocket: xnecron: CSB-time.

My wife and I were very committed to being breast-feed only with our daughter. While we were in the hospital after the birth, one of the nurses gave our baby a formula bottle while she was supposed to be doing vitals. We were not consulted and we were only told after the fact. Between nipple confusion issues, nutrition concerns, and lactation problems, that one thoughtless act has caused us months of unnecessary headache/heartache.

So, I'm pretty okay with kicking the formula manufacturers out of the hospital unless there's a medical need (or the parents bring their own).

What the hell are you blabbering about? Are you seriously trying to claim that a nurse bottle feeding your baby one time has caused all those issues? I am glad you found a scapegoat.

Do you know anything about the physiognomy of lactation? Do you know anything about the science around breastfeeding? Or are you just talking out of your ass?


I have been through it twice. Did you know that many breastfeeding women work for a living and pump milk for the infant to drink during the day? Guess how that works, the baby drinks from a bottle. Did you know that some breastfeeding women are not capable of producing enough milk to properly feed their infant (especially in the case of multiple births)? Guess what they do? They supplement breastfeeding with formula.

Breastfeeding is not some magical religious ceremony where the baby can become "tainted" if ever fed formula.
 
2012-07-30 02:00:48 PM
Is there seriously a pervasive medical deficiency associated with formula? I've never heard this before. Why is breast milk "better?" If formula causes malnutrition and stunted growth and/or brain development, then it is child abuse. If it doesn't, then what the hell is wrong with it? Let people do what they want.
 
2012-07-30 02:01:45 PM
I couldn't be happier with his latest decision. And the first two.
I wish my mayor had half the balls he did.
 
2012-07-30 02:03:14 PM

HotWingConspiracy: Grapple: HotWingConspiracy: Grapple: WTF dude, it's not even something you have an opinion on, seeing as how you are MALE.

wat

Last I checked, Mr. Bloomberg is a male, and therefore really will never have to make this decision of whether to breastfeed or not. Am I wrong about that? Does he regularly have to deal with his breasts hurting from lactation?

So he's not allowed an opinion?


Should his opinion be the law?
 
2012-07-30 02:04:00 PM

Grapple: Moosecakes: Really don't see the problem here, except the "Talking to." Why should hospitals push formula on moms? And definitely why should they be giving goodie bags with formula ads on them to moms?

1) You aren't my mother, why do I need a "talking to" about a decision, I, an adult, have made?

2) Formula is expensive, and coupons for same are much appreciated. Don't need them? Donate them to a shelter or give them back to the hospital.

3) Are you going to also chastise women who are incapable of breastfeeding? where you do you draw the line on this? Why is formula supposed to be treated like some kind of controlled substance?

Don't get me wrong, if my wife had chosen to breastfeed, I would have been just fine with it. She did not and I also was just fine with it. I just don't see where the Mayor of a city gets off telling *anyone* how to live their goddamn life.. Suggest it all you want, but if you enact it into law, there is something wrong with your head.


You seem to have completely misunderstood both me and the article.

1: I said I didn't like the idea of the "talking to."

2: this isn't really different than drug companies giving away freebies. It's a bad practice and corrupts our medical system. They can distribute their coupons at supermarkets or in magazines. Not hospitals.

3: I don't chastise anyone. You want to use formula then do it, I don't give a flying F. I just think if you want formula you should request it, rather than having it shoved in your face like hospitals do now.


Don't really understand how you read me completely wrong.
 
2012-07-30 02:04:02 PM

HotWingConspiracy: DROxINxTHExWIND: With each bottle a mother requests and receives, she'll also get a talking-to.

When are we going to say "enough" with this shiat?

What shiat? Medical advice?


Medical advice from Bloomberg?
Smells like shiat to me.

Since not all babies have the convenience of a lactating mother at feeding time, I would think it more important to be sure they have easy access to alternatives. Leave the medical advisory to the surgeon general.
 
2012-07-30 02:04:13 PM

xnecron: Do you know anything about the physiognomy of lactation? Do you know anything about the science around breastfeeding? Or are you just talking out of your ass?


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2012-07-30 02:04:15 PM
mrmyxolodian

I couldn't be happier with his latest decision. And the first two.
I wish my mayor had half the balls he did.


Yep, this freedom for people to make their own decisions is bullsh*t.
 
2012-07-30 02:04:28 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: With each bottle a mother requests and receives, she'll also get a talking-to.

When are we going to say "enough" with this shiat?


Of what shiat? Making sure mother know that formula raised babies are generally less healthy and stupider? This is precisely the kind of thing people need, information.
 
2012-07-30 02:06:19 PM
Also, I'm going to assume the "talking to" is sensationalized. It's probably just once, and it's probably just "would you like to hear about the differences between breastfeeding versus bottlefeeding?"
 
2012-07-30 02:08:06 PM

Moosecakes: Also, I'm going to assume the "talking to" is sensationalized. It's probably just once, and it's probably just "would you like to hear about the differences between breastfeeding versus bottlefeeding?"


The hospital that we were at hit that theme pretty hard. They also had someone come around to specifically make that pitch.
 
2012-07-30 02:08:54 PM

Moosecakes: Really don't see the problem here, except the "Talking to." Why should hospitals push formula on moms? And definitely why should they be giving goodie bags with formula ads on them to moms?


$$$ for the hospital.

Pushing formula is big bucks for both them and the manufacturers.
 
2012-07-30 02:08:57 PM

IHadMeAVision: Psh, I wish my girl was still producing that good old-fashioned tittymilk at the same clip she used to, formula is no-joke expensive. I'm late on car payments because of that horrid white powder.


My god this. It was expensive as all hell just to get all the perscriptions to help her produce some milk, and even that wasn't enough. It got so pricey she wanted me to quit drinking to help balance our budget....
 
2012-07-30 02:08:57 PM
"a talking-to" sounds like fox news bullshiat too.
 
2012-07-30 02:10:04 PM
Under the city Health Department's voluntary Latch On NYC initiative, 27 of the city's 40 hospitals have also agreed to give up swag bags sporting formula-company logos,


I'm cool with this...

toss out formula-branded tchotchkes like lanyards and mugs,

This, too... Fark all of this buying and selling of doctors...

and document a medical reason for every bottle that a newborn receives.

And now they open up the bag of stupid... Sigh, it was too much to ask for that they didn't derp the Hell out of this, I guess...
 
2012-07-30 02:10:29 PM
I fed our youngest boy with a frosting bag once when his mom wasn't looking. He later went on to shoot up a theater in Colorado.

:(
 
2012-07-30 02:11:36 PM

Grapple: HotWingConspiracy: Grapple: HotWingConspiracy: Grapple: WTF dude, it's not even something you have an opinion on, seeing as how you are MALE.

wat

Last I checked, Mr. Bloomberg is a male, and therefore really will never have to make this decision of whether to breastfeed or not. Am I wrong about that? Does he regularly have to deal with his breasts hurting from lactation?

So he's not allowed an opinion?

Should his opinion be the law?


It's not a law.

Under the city Health Department's voluntary Latch On NYC initiative, 27 of the city's 40 hospitals have also agreed to give up swag bags sporting formula-company logos

What else ya got?
 
2012-07-30 02:12:48 PM
Has he lost his f*cking mind? You are a mayor. You are not the King of New York City, and you are not A #1.
 
2012-07-30 02:14:43 PM

HotWingConspiracy: It's not a law.

Under the city Health Department's voluntary Latch On NYC initiative, 27 of the city's 40 hospitals have also agreed to give up swag bags sporting formula-company logos

What else ya got?



Hooray for "Fair and Balanced" news reporting!!!

Voluntary is ok by me.

Banning it outright, not so much.
 
2012-07-30 02:17:46 PM

meat0918: Moosecakes: Really don't see the problem here, except the "Talking to." Why should hospitals push formula on moms? And definitely why should they be giving goodie bags with formula ads on them to moms?

$$$ for the hospital.

Pushing formula is big bucks for both them and the manufacturers.


I know why they do it. I mean that they shouldn't. Like "why should we have hospitals endorsing products in exchange for money?"

It's a sad state of affairs.
 
2012-07-30 02:18:11 PM
How is it the governments business if a mother decides to use formula or not? As long as the baby is being fed and cared for the government has no business interfering in how a parent chooses to feed their baby.
 
2012-07-30 02:18:52 PM
NYC Mayor Bloomberg wants to get his hands on breast feeding mothers...
 
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