NEW YORK, N.Y. -- In an effort to encourage mothers to breastfeed, the city of
Under a new program, reported by the New York Post, new mothers who insist on bottle-feeding will still be able to do so, but nurses would have to sign out the baby formula.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been criticized over the new policy, which is set to take effect in September.
Critics says the city shouldn't impose on a mother's choice to either breast feed or use formula. However, breastfeeding advocates says the policy is a good way to push the benefits of breast milk first.
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