First it was the Trans Fat ban. Then it was the Smoking Ban...or vice versa. Now it's the bottle ban.
Is this what Democrats think of when they are sitting behind closed doors..."whoa this is a great campaign move...and will better society as a whole...maybe the world will follow...." What is the bottle ban, you ask? Well it's not so much as a ban, but a campaign to stop women from bottle feeding, and to promote breast feeding. They say it's better for the children, it is, but it's a personal choice, or at least I thought so. They are starting the campaign by banning all free formula samples, especially in the hospitals after you give birth.
For those who don't know, in the hospitals, Enfimil and Similac give out diaper bags stuffed with free goodies to start you out.
I think that this could be seriously detrimental to women's mental health as well. When I tried breastfeeding for the first time, I tried for 3 weeks. When I failed, I was thrown into post pardom depression b/c I felt like failure. Not only could I not deliver him naturally, he ended up in NICU, they kept giving him bottles when I was breastfeeding b/c my milk just wasn't coming fast enough, then at home all he wanted was the bottle and wouldn't take my breast.
With hormones going crazy, mentally, I suffered greatly.
So New York...which is healthier, a mother with a stable state of mind to take care of the child, even if it's with a bottle? or, breastfeeding and possibly leaving the child with a woman that can't handle it and gets thrown into post pardom depression, topped by a healing body and exhaustion?