April 10th, 2012

Public Citizen targets hospitals offering infant formula to new moms

By JANET ST. JAMES
WFAA

If one-day-old Vivian Clark is to become an athlete, as her parents dream, she’ll need the healthiest start possible.

New mom Jessica Clark knows breastfeeding is best, but admits that using formula instead is a temptation.

“At four o’clock in the morning when she’s crying, screaming, that [formula] would be a better option to switch over real quick,” she conceded.

That explanation is one reason why Public Citizen sent a letter to hundreds of hospitals, urging them to “immediately discontinue the distribution of commercial infant formula.”

Read more and watch video: http://www.wfaa.com/news/health/Public-Citizen-targets-hospitals-giving-away-infant-formula-to-new-moms-146732225.html

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