August 29th, 2012

City Continues Breastfeeding Initiative

By Cheryl Wills

More than two dozen hospitals are taking part in “Latch On NYC,” a new citywide initiative to discourage new mothers from using formula and breastfeed instead. NY1’s Cheryl Wills filed the following report.

It’s a first for babies who are born in New York City hospitals. Unless there is a medical reason, mothers are being strongly encouraged to breastfeed their newborns.

“Using breast milk for the baby has so much more benefits than using formula,” says Dr. Maria Plata, a pediatrician with the Montefiore Medical Center.

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