Monday, July 30, 2012

The Great Formula Debate: Bloomberg Edition

One of the perks of living in one of the greatest cities in the world is having the nation watch, and subsequently talk about, what goes on here. A few days ago - and fresh off the heels of his proposed ban on large, sugary soft drinks sold in city-regulated locales - Mayor Bloomberg proposed locking up baby formula in hospital medical cabinets and only providing the freebies and bottles upon request (and after an informational session) to mothers who have just given birth.

The suggestion has a little pizazz to it - unless you're a new mom who has already chosen (or in very rare instances has) to avoid breastfeeding at all costs. No matter what your opinion is, I could see how this could be considered controversial. There is a silver lining here - it opens up important dialogue about nutritional and parenting choices.

Discuss amongst yourselves.

For more reading, I thought this article in Time was pretty well written.

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