In order to promote breastfeeding, Bloomberg has ordered all public city hospitals to lock up free samples of baby formula. New mothers who are unable to breastfeed - or simply choose not to - can still get formula, but only after enduring a lecture from a hospital employee on the benefits of the boob over the bottle.
Reason TV's Kennedy spoke with Susan Burger, a certified lactation consultant, who supports the mayor's initiative on the grounds that "the real intent of that law is to protect breastfeeding mothers [and] their freedom of choice to breastfeed."
About 3 minutes.
Produced by Anthony L. Fisher. Camera by Jim Epstein. Voiceover written by Fisher.
Music: "Sweet Georgia Brown" by Latché Swing (Go here to listen.)
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