NYC mayor urging hospitals to promote breastfeeding
Dr. Manny weighs in on Bloomberg's move
- Duration 4:41
- Date Jul 30, 2012
Dr. Manny weighs in on Bloomberg's move
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First it was smoking and trans fats then -- sugary drinks have been talking a lot about that.
Now New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is targeting baby -- he's asking hospitals to keep formula.
And -- secure store room sometimes behind locking key.
Making it a little more difficult the -- to new moms who will instead.
Be encouraged to breast feed the campaign known as latch on and why seed.
Is being promoted across the city with posters like -- when you're seeing on your screen Health Department says breastfeeding is worth the effort for both.
The baby and another is this the right move is this the right approach after -- out press.
A baby doctor himself is a senior managing editor of box news health dot com he's -- -- and member of the Fox News medical eighteen and you agree that breastfeeding is.
I -- -- I love this should be a national program.
This really do -- keeping formula.
I think it is because basically look I I love the program for several reasonable -- we know that.
Breastfeeding is probably the most effective -- I think that you can give you child.
It really minimizes all the different childhood diseases ear infections ask you name it -- it very protective for the mother.
From you know address health including losing weight.
So it's it's a wonderful thing it's how you know it's what god intended and that everyone can do it that's true and that's why we have -- baby formula but we have lost the momentum.
Over the last twenty years where basically and hospitals we don't do a good job educating moms.
And the first thing we do is we put the six pack of you know baby formula in in the bassinet if they're brought to the rule.
-- the hospital's fault for the mother well I.
Think it's a combination look this is an industry -- lets you know yelled -- -- the -- that a lot of money that is being made him baby formula.
And there's a lot of women you know -- there's a lot of women that don't want to breastfeed and and and that's should be respected because it's their choice however.
A lot of women basically fall into the trap of well the baby formulas their -- give him a bottle this is hard.
-- of education and -- and -- pay hospitals don't have not been doing a good job now the momentum is to say look.
In every country in the world it all modernize countries in this world Europe you name -- breast -- is the whole mark of prenatal care so now let's -- Back -- and not just talk a little bit about the mother here says she's just given birth and right she's a first time on right and she's made the choice that she's -- formula for whatever sort of absolutely adding an aunt and what I know -- what happens that is what our viewers to know according to this program.
Is that the nurses have to go and get the formula bringing back and then -- give them -- talking to every time that the baby needs.
More formula so as a doctor caring for the first time on is that really what she needs to be confronted where -- well trying to make a lot of it.
It viewpoint AB believed they'd be painted that way the and I aiming at the way that it's -- I'll -- -- -- like -- did that -- stroke.
But what what needs to happen is once this becomes into effect.
Most obstetricians in New York City will go and have a conversation -- in the prenatal care.
I'd say by the way I just want to make me you know let's get the whole breastfeeding question out of the way so you know.
That once you have the baby I'll be right there with few if you go to breast feed fine we'll get you classes will get you that.
Did their breastfeeding -- but he you're not let us know right away so we can have the formula.
Our secret question do you think that Mayor Bloomberg has gone too far with this showdown now Minnesota side so I think he's -- -- you think all of these things from their -- the -- yeah because right now.
Things have gotten out of control.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- You have to be careful because indeed.
If a nurse or a doctor harass is the individuals -- come on you -- do what you can do it.
You can -- problems remember 15% of women have postpartum blues -- so that if you compound that by making them feel guilty that they didn't breastfeed.
That really can preeminent -- -- just can't bare breast feed for whatever else for a lot of reasons you know that they have there's a lot of -- people say that you know you have -- -- -- -- breasts and plan you can breast feed that's not true you can't.
So there's a lot of people that have either anatomical deformities of the -- or they didn't power or -- produce enough milk and therefore you have to supplement.
But the at the end of the day the message should be that if you are capable.
Try it is God's way of feeding your child it's very good for you is very good for the baby and basically nobody's taking -- the formula.
They just not putting it in your face like the old days we used to because it's very easy -- man got around you got it I love AMR I loved it may have that content -- -- back.