What is it with dictators and women’s breasts?
First there was Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez a year ago rallying against Venezuelan woman having breast augmentation and plastic surgery to enhance their female attributes.
Now there is New York City Mayor Nanny Michael Bloomburgermeister Meisterburger, who has conquered trans fats, salt, and Big Gulping sugary drinks now dictating what new mothers should be feeding their newborn babies…
Starting Sept. 3, the city will keep tabs on the number of bottles that participating hospitals stock and use — the most restrictive pro-breast-milk program in the nation.
Under the city Health Department’s voluntary Latch On NYC initiative, 27 of the city’s 40 hospitals have also agreed to give up swag bags sporting formula-company logos, toss out formula-branded tchotchkes like lanyards and mugs, and document a medical reason for every bottle that a newborn receives.
While breast-feeding activists applaud the move, bottle-feeding moms are bristling at the latest lactation lecture.
“If they put pressure on me, I would get annoyed,” said Lynn Sidnam, a Staten Island mother of two formula-fed girls, ages 4 months and 9 years. “It’s for me to choose.”
We can all rest assured NYC is crime-free, traffic running smoothly, rats and roaches completely eradicated, the streets are so clean you can eat off of them, and the city is coming in well under budget for the fiscal year because the mayor has nothing to do but probe the mouths and stomachs of New Yorkers, no matter what age.