He really is a power hungry little bastard.
When my daughter was born my wife tried to breast feed her. It didn't work. Those La Leche League Nazi bitches kept coming in and telling her it was her fault and to let my daughter scream and sooner or later she'd figure it out....This went on for a couple of days, my wife was getting depressed and frustrated and my daughter kept screaming...Finally, I went down to the nurses station and said, "Give me some f*cking formula, NOW. I don't want to see another one of those breast feeding advocate Nazis in my wife's room again." She's 19 now and she seems just fine.
lol touchéDo you French always meekly do what your government tells you to do because they tell you it's good for you?
On my side i was just reacting to the interest of the campaign. The rest is US internal politic. Your country, your choices...
However i do believe (warning warning that will sounds evil communism) that sometimes the gov has to implement campaigns
* because it is the only one with the manpower and structure to do so
* you cannot rely individualy on the population when it comes to some issues
Best example is vaccination : to have an efficient vaccination you need to cover more than 90% of any given population. If you do not, it is like pissing in a stream river.
The only one able to achieve that number is a centralized structure i.e a gov
Meddling is maybe not pleasant, it is sometimes a necessity : sheer example : polio or smallpox vaccination campaigns. Would you still complain about the fact that gov forced people to comply here and that now we have not anymore 30% of letality due to smallpow and thousand of crippled youth due to polio ? The automated reaction "all gov decisions = bad" sound a bit too far fetched in some cases.
As i said sometimes pragmatism doesn't hurt
I grew up on dairy/formula and I'm not THAT stupid? Right?
Regarding to topic:
Rest can be read here: http://www.medpagetoday.com/Pediatrics/Parenting/33993The voluntary initiative was launched in May by the city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and it includes three other primary components:
- Enforcing existing state hospital regulations that say that breastfeeding infants should not receive supplemental formula feedings unless medically indicated, a regulation that is widely ignored
- Discontinuing the distribution of promotional or free infant formula
- Prohibiting the display and distribution of infant formula promotional materials, including bags and other items branded by formula companies, in any hospital location
Not that I expect anyone, here, to read it.
Last edited by szr; 08-01-2012 at 10:01 AM.