New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is championing a new initiative—titled "Latch On NYC"—that promotes breast milk over its bottled counterpart.
Beginning in September, new mothers at select NYC hospitals who want baby formula will have to explicitly request it—and nab a bottle only after receiving a talk from health professionals on why breast milk is considered a better alternative.
The program has its supporters, but a fair number of detractors, too. Like U.S. senate candidate Wendy Long, who today blasted the ideas as a "mandate that has gone too far."
"A governing philosophy that replaces personal choice with a nanny state bureaucracy is wrong," Long added. Long is seeking to .
So, Patch wants to know: what are your thoughts on Bloomberg's initiative? How would it affect you if it hit facilities close-by?
Moms, dads or interested residents, cast a vote in the Patch poll below, and leave a comment, too.