Sunday, July 29, 2012

Guess what else Mayor Bloomberg won't let you drink??


We's all heard the ridiculous city policy that Mayor Bloomin'Idiot of NYC done set out--no drinks over 16 ounces may be served.  No more 32 oz Mountain Dew 'Cause, youse guyz in NYC is stoopid enough to want 16 0z of ice in yore Big Gulp, I reckon.  

All that Nanny State chatter over this musta gone to Bloomies' haid, cause now? oh baby doll, wait til ya heah this one. 


Bloomdoom directed the NYC hospitals to limit the bottles of baby formula.  Yep.  Along wif' Root Beer or Sprite, baby formula is now a controlled substance in Gotham.  

"The New York City health department will monitor the number of formula bottles being given out and demand a medical reason for each one."

Seems Bloomer wants mamas to nurse their babies.  Not a bad suggestion. I'se all fer the natural feedin' method, but not by force!   Nanny state indeed.


Starting Sept. 3 NYC will count the  number of bottles that hospitals offer  to new babies--ya' cain't make this up.


BlazngScarlet said...

Mothers are going to storm the Mayors office and strangle him with baby blankets and dirty diapers!
(ok, that's MY dream)
Some mothers (me) can't breastfeed.
Believe me, I tried.
With both of my boys.
The milk came in ... but it wasn't enough for either one of them and I dried up quick.
Besides, babies aren't a one-size fits all ... some need more feedings than others.

I heard this on the news on my way to work this morning, and I know they want staff to offer something else besides a bottle to crying infants, but really?
Infants don't get obese!
Toddlers, children & adults do.

fishy said...

Perfect opportunity for the docs to have son justice with a class action suit against Bloomers& Co for practicing medicine without a license.

Or a brain.

foam said...

I'm all for breastfeeding. My sons were breastfed.
I teach A LOT of obese children. Many of them drink primarily sodas. I know this because they tell me so.
However, rules like this are not a solution. The breast feeding rule actually pisses me off.

moi said...

Bloomberg is a dangerous, dangerous man. And must be stopped.

Aunty Belle said...

really--ain't NYC got enough REAL problems??
I'se in real big favor of the natural way--but if fer whatever reason it doan work fer the Mama, dear heavens, a bottle is logical.


no kiddin'! Practicin' wif'out a license. What a buffoon.


I admire that 100% -- breastfeedin'--all the studies confirm its superiority. But, as ya say, the problem fer obese chillens ain't milk--it's chips an' soda, an couch potatoitis.

the man is a menace--a poser--he ain't no mayor, but a buddin' tyrant.

Karl said...

Good evening Aunty Belle,

Both of my children breast fed until they weaned themselves. The girl at 3 and the boy at 2 1/2. Needless to say we're both firm believers in breastfeeding. Neither of our children have some of the allergic issues that many of their friends have. I firmly believe that formula should be the food of last resort for an infant. Yet formula is necessary. Folks like Scarlett are a prime example of why it's necessary.

I don't condone Mayor Bloomberg's intervention. Personal responsibility is not a governmental issue. But,feeding a child formula because breastfeeding is inconvenient or not fashionable is no excuse. This seems to be an unfortunate trend.

Aunty Belle said...

I assure ya' Aunty be one of the most vociferous proponents fer breast feedin'--fer all the reasons ya gave. Besides which, the bond between mama an' baby be crucial. It's jes' too temptin' to put that chile down wif' the bottle instead of holdin' it, as breast feedin' necessitates. A breast fed chile learns to look people in the eye--it's the natural effect of the position--which is to learn early on to relate, to communicate. We could list many more benefits.

I'se jes' anxious to make shure all y'all knows Aunty is a HUGE promoter of breast feedin' young'uns--it be the best way. An' Karl is so right when he notes how "convenience" not always necessity is the reason many babies don't have that benefit.

Reckon, mah ire over this news event is that Bloomin' nutcase has plenty to keep hisself occupied. Hands off new mamas.

I has to admit a rueful chuckle--bet Bloomberg is "pro-choice," but when it comes to feedin' a baby he's anti-choice. Oh the irony of it. He'd be ok wif' Mama abortin' baby, but not ok if she feeds it a bottle? Really? No, now, really??

( this ain't meant to open a pro-life, pro-choice debate. Jes' noting the cognitive dissonance that goes by the name Bloomberg)

BlazngScarlet said...

Breast is best .... even the small amount that my boys were able to get from me helped them immensely.
After I switched to formula, I had a whole new host of issues with both of them; constipation, colic, excessive spit-up.
As for convenience, well, bottles to me were NOT very convenient ... just stinky. lol