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Breastfeeding zealots downplay the numerous factors that cause mothers to supplement breast milk with formula or to give up nursing altogether—pain, inadequate lactation, job demands and illnesses requiring medications that infants should avoid.
Bloomberg can't know the unique circumstances and alternatives confronted by individual women. They can. They also have even more stake than he does in the health and well-being of their children. So he should grant great deference to their choices.
As a rule, it's a good idea for the government to stay off our backs. Fronts, too.