Are you a New York City expectant mother who's thinking about NOT breastfeeding your child?
Well, Michael Bloomberg wants to you think again.
New York City is pushing new mothers to go the more natural route of breastfeeding instead of feeding their precious little ones formulas.
Starting this September, a ton of city hospitals will try and ask new mothers to listen to their lectures on why a mother's breast milk is better for newborns than formulas.
Hospitals won't force moms to breastfeed, they'll just strongly encourage it.
The biggest name behind this new program?
Mister Michael Rubens Bloomberg himself. The long time mayor of NYC.
The initiative is called Under the Latch On NYC. Under this new program, hospitals will no longer hand out free baby formulas to moms with newborns.
Experts say breastfeeding your child has many health benefits which include saving money and is also more nutritious for infants than formulas.
Critics say the government shouldn't interfere at all, and that it is the mother's choice how she wants to feed her baby.
We think it's OK to recommend a process one believes is healthier, but is not giving out baby formulas at the hospital to try and force moms to breastfeed crossing a line?
Tags: breastfeeding, mayor, michael bloomberg, nyc