Nanny Bloomberg to ban baby formula?

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New York City mayor, Michael Bloomberg, or ‘Nanny Bloomberg’ as he is more affectionately referred to, is at it again – this time targeting mothers and their newborns.

On radio this morning, TheBlaze’s Robyn Walensky reported that Bloomberg is offering incentives to hospitals that encourage mothers to breastfeed their newborns, in an effort to decrease the use of baby formula. Nurses and other hospital staff at participating hospitals will explain the benefits of breastfeeding to all women who ask for formula, as to encourage them to breastfeed.

“First it was just sugary drinks, then it was transfats. Then it was the size of things. Now he’s taking on breast and baby formula,” Glenn asked.

While the leftists and progressives usually applaud the Mayor’s overbearing initiatives, going after moms takes the idea of a nanny state to a whole new level. Even token liberal, Whoppi Goldberg, has spoken out about Bloomberg’s latest plan:

GOLDBERG: It’s very nice, but back off, you know? It’s hard enough, you know? I’m sorry. You got some bonehead coming and saying, “Oh, why can’t you do it? Why aren’t you doing it? What’s wrong with you? Why can’t you do it?” You know what, Mr. Mike, I love you. You know this. I love you as our mayor. This is not your place. Back off this.

“I love it,” Glenn said sarcastically in response to Goldberg’s remarks.

It’s more than a little hypocritical for someone like Goldberg to suddenly speak out against over-regulation, when she has been in favor of actions like this up until now.

“I love that. It’s okay because the other things you’ve invaded we’ve liked. So they’re okay,” Stu said. “But this one we don’t like. So back off?”

We can all agree that telling women they are not allowed to feed their children baby formula is insane (especially when you consider the fact that something like abortion is legal, but baby formula would not be), but progressives like Goldberg cannot have it both ways. You are either for expansion of government and federal overreach or you’re not.

“Sorry, you can’t have it both ways, Whoopi,” Glenn said. “You can’t say, ‘You go ahead and just regulate some things, but not the things that I like.’ Can’t have it that way. That’s not the way dictatorships work.”

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Understand well people what we are seeing going on in micro with New York City; especially with the news of a new, all encompassing surveillence system of the NYPD for seeking terrorists and possible terrorists as described on the Blaze.

    The fact is, NYC is being systematically reengineered into a socialist city, with a goverment that is involved step by step in each and every aspect of your lives and very existence. One step at a time changes are put in for what you can eat, wear, do and travel; one chunk of freedom lost at a time until we see the danger looming – as it is now – and it may already be too late to change it.

    Look well people upon NYC, for we shall all too soon see more and more towns and cities across the nation following their example. This is the way it is done, community by community, falling under the control of socialists/communists/marxists, who work from inside the system, while others – such as Obama – work the top down.

    Top down,
    Bottom up,
    Inside out.

    Just as Van Jones declared.

    They are closer than ever to success in the nations history than ever before; and now we need to redouble the effort to stand against them, and push back to victory.

    The nations existence as a free Republic is at stake; lose this round, and its end game for good.

    For anyone of Homeland Security who monitors this, or in NYPD, who suspects because I am a conservative, chaplain, pro freedom, pro America, pro life, pro 2nd amendment, limited government, restore the Constitution person as a terrorist threat then I say this much…

    I and my house will stand for the Lord and for Freedom; do as you wish, you can only claim the mortal side of my being, HE owns the rest.

  • Anonymous

    Seriously? The progressive left says it’s okay to kill an unborn or freshly-born baby (when they refused to die when the attempt was made), but I better not even think about feeding it formula? Drop dead lefties. My breasts are none of your business.

  • Kev Minn

    This is a little ridiculous of Mr. Beck. Breastfeeding is better for infants than formula. It should be encouraged.

  • Dylan Henneman

    If you are on medicaid or welfare you should be forced to breastfeed.  It is free and the best thing the baby could have. Also, isn’t an epidural a “luxury”?  Why is it that our taxes pay for something like that?  I think it would be a pretty good incentive if you couldn’t get a free epidural the first time to actually think about getting pregnant again.

  • Anonymous

    Boobies are bigger when chics breastfeed. What’s the problem?

  • Anonymous

    This is so insane it makes me laugh.  Can’t you just see it?   A mother with a newborn is giving

    her babe a bottle (has to be determined IT IS formula), before the all-seeing breast milk police

    go in to grab away the bottle and take the appropriate part of her anatomy to place in baby’s

    mouth.  Baby won’t mind, but the person ”forcing” the mom to breast feed will be slapped with

    sexual harassment or assault.   OR the woman will be approached by the BMP (breast milk

    police) and asked to produce her permit to feed baby the formula or else receive a fine.  That

    latter might be the way to go if Mayor B. is looking for more revenue.   The whole thing is silly.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, breastfeeding is the best for the baby, but sometimes there might be complications. Does Nanny Bloomberg have allowances for that?

    Actually, this is always about more and more government control, over any and every aspect of our life.

    But on a lighter note, it reminds me of the Valley Girl, about to give birth — “Yes, I’m going to breastfeed! I hear it’s the latest thing!”

    Uh, Duh….

  • http://twitter.com/Sargonarhes S. E. Roberts

    Well breastfeeding is better for the baby, but consider this. Do they actually allow women to breastfeed in public? Most of the time I hear about it is when some one gets offended  when some mother does this in public, it’s always you can’t do that here. So they want more women to breastfeed their baby just not in public? Does this smell like setting up for a future fail down the road?

  • Bonnie Somer

    AMEN; it is up to us now or loose everything America is and WHY should we to who the madman communist in the WH his czars and Eric Holder and Janet Napolitano?  WE THE PEOPLE are in charge and dam well better act like it.  I am in agreement w/u I am conservative, profreedom and if there is something abt that they don’t like too bad.  Limited govt as the Constitution(which obama hates and hasn’t been impeached yet to I wonder WHY ) states, Bloomberg is an obamastalinhitler bot like we cannot make up our minds or make a choice w/o them bull—- I say.  In a constitutional republic as we are obama should have been impeached yrs ago and why i wish i knew but I will stand for Freedom and this country til I die but if we don’t do the right things now we’ll have to later, i hope not. 

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think Bloomberg said anything about “banning” formula. He’s just promoting breastfeeding. Beck’s being an ass on this one.

  • Anonymous

    If a new mother does not want to breastfeed,you are setting her up for resentment and anger, especially if she has to have a “medical reason” to use formula. This is no way to start off a new life, especially when there are more single moms than married, and may not have supprtive people at home. Many women  know they don’t want to breastfeed. They don’t need a bureaucrat telling them they can’t! Choice is becoming more interfered with by Bloomberg every week.

  • Anonymous

    This is not encouragement; this is PRESSURE! He’s putting formula in a locked cabinet and requiring lectures and a medical reason before giving out formula.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4HAW7OERGSC7VZM72V7IGDJ3B4 Sharmane

    I am becoming convinced that Mayor Bloomberg has a mental disorder.   He focuses on idiotic things like sodas, trans-fat and now breastfeeding vs. baby formula while his city continues to be infested with gang-bangers and thugs.   Whether to breastfeed ones baby or not is a personal choice and not one that the government should be poking its nose into.   I have no idea why the people of NYC would vote for him.  He is clearly unable to truly lead and seems to have no sense of boundaries. 

  • Anonymous

     Good point.  If there is a medical reason, it will require a prescription and therefore cost more money.  Wonder if he’s got stock in baby formula.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1428468515 Erikka Bergsten

    Yes “breast is best”, i breast feed.  It is great, but that being said, it was my choice.  It is a choice a mother needs to make before she enters the hospital, breast feeding is hard work, sometimes it takes days or weeks before mother & baby get a hang of it (if at all). It hurts, it is a commitment, it comsumes your life for the first weeks & months. 

    Not every new mother can or should be faced with this.  Back off Mayor Bloomberg! 

    Encouraging & supporting a new mother in breast feeding at the hospital is a wonderful thing and I was very grateful for the help I received with my first child.  However I was never forced or shamed into it.  It is stressful enough, no new mother needs to feel pressured or ashamed of a extremely personal choice that is hers and hers alone to make. 

  • Anonymous

     “Socialism is communism one slice at a time.”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=3cSsB_jvk6U

    And then there is Agenda 21 with plans to reduce world population and our living standards.

    At bit of history:

    “And here began a series of shocks. We had been out of the United States
    for nineteen years. We left when Calvin Coolidge was President
    and the country could still be called a Republic; we returned shortly
    after the death of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the country had become
    a Democracy. The Nation we had loved, and served, was so changed that we
    hardly recognized it. When we applied for a new passport, we were arrested
    as a draft dodger. When we made a guest appearance on CBS’s Report to the
    Nation, we couldn’t get paid because we had no social security number.
    When we were sent to San Francisco to cover the organizational meetings
    of the United Nations we found Alger Hiss directing traffic
    and the Council on Foreign Relations running the show
    in collaboration with V.M. Molotov and the Soviet delegation.”
    from:
    http://www.kingsbenchletter.com/donbell/db23_52.html

    Read his articles.  In 1971, he wrote an expose of “When I am Became We are” about how we became socialized.  Unfortunately those articles do not appear on the above website.

  • Anonymous

    There is a huge difference between supporting breastfeeding and banning Artificial Baby Milks -ABM’s (“Formula” is too nice a word for this stuff).  There is a program through the World Health Organization for a “Baby Friendly Hospital” designation which only a few hundred hospitals hold in our country.  China on the other hand has over 25,000 hospitals that hold it – they are a lot better about supporting their breastfeeding mothers.  The main reason why so few of our hospitals participate is that the docs don’t want to give up the perks they get free from the ABM companies.  Each Ped averages about $3,000 per year in vacation perks and stuff from them – that is more important to them then the health of babies!  If more mothers had the help they needed more would breastfeed – they all know it’s best and most are heart broken when it isn’t working.  As an Lactation Consultant I spend hours with these moms fixing these problems – many of which come from a sabatoging incident in the hospital because of ignorance on their part!  That is not fair to the moms!!  SO yes, support the breastfeeding but it doesn’t have to be done by policing the ABM’s.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sue-Terry/1228328167 Sue Terry

    love this comment!  completely.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GWSNKCTT5DFR64GYR7XWEEVYLM Denise

    He still needs to mind his own damn business. No he is not banning formula but I dont need anyone giving me a lecture about why I should be breastfeeding. So Muhammad Al Sharpton you sir are the ass on this one. Besides when it comes to women breastfeeding men need to mind their own business….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GWSNKCTT5DFR64GYR7XWEEVYLM Denise

    AGAIN WE ARE HEARING FROM MEN (KEV) ON WHAT US WOMEN SHOULD DO????   There are many reason a woman should not breast feed. If they are smoking, drinking, taking medications, etc. this all gets transfered to the baby….

  • http://twitter.com/Steve_Visconti Steve Visconti

    Parents – Particularly Woman – Your Children – You Didn’t Do That. No, No, You are just a breeder. Take as an example of NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg proposal to REGULATE BREAST MILK!  Stay with me here….
    If he is successful in limiting access to baby formula then he now has control over how you feed your babies.  Yes the government in command of your breast.  Will you be allowed to pump? Hum, The Government knows best here because they are the experts and as I said we are just breeders.  But what if you want to or have to supplement breastfeeding with formula – No Way Spicoli! Oh, have cancer and doing chemotherapy – well simply fill out Government MBNYCForm 10999 in triplicate and file it with the Internal Lactation Service for a chance at a government for a waiver. Not Producing breast milk – forget the lactation professionals, Mayor Bloomberg has the Answer.  Ugh, he has not disclosed how donor programs work yet.  I suspect it’s a little like taxes, You make it and they take it! 

  • steve Visconti

    Parents – Particularly Woman – Your Children – You Didn’t Do That. No, No, You are just a breeder. Take as an example of NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg proposal to REGULATE BREAST MILK! Stay with me here….
    If he is successful in limiting access to baby formula then he now has control over how you feed your babies. Yes the government in command of your breast. Will you be allowed to pump? Hum, The Government knows best here because they are the experts and as I said we are just breeders. But what if you want to or have to supplement breastfeeding with formula – No Way Spicoli! Oh, have cancer and doing chemotherapy – well simply fill out Government MBNYCForm 10999 in triplicate and file it with the Internal Lactation Service for a chance at a government for a waiver. Not Producing breast milk – forget the lactation professionals, Mayor Bloomberg has the Answer. Ugh, he has not disclosed how donor programs work yet. I suspect it’s a little like taxes, You make it and they take it!

  • Anonymous

    Sodas, trans-fat, and breastfeeding vs. baby formula are NOT idiotic things.  Guess what the #1 cause of death is?  No, it is NOT homicide due to the city being infested by gang-bangers and thugs.  It’s diet related diseases, such are heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes … by a HUGE, overwhelming margin.  That’s even the case in those crime and gang infested slums.  To make things worse, most people living in slums don’t have healthcare, so they’re screwed when they get ill cause they’re eating crap.

    Bloomberg has got his priorities right.
    Check out this related link: http://www.jepoirrier.net/blog/2010/11/jamie-oliver-teach-every-child-about-food/