All six birthing hospitals in the city of Philadelphia have eliminated distribution of industry sponsored formula bags as part of a larger effort to improve breastfeeding support in Philadelphia birthing hospitals. A bag free Philadelphia coincides with efforts of the Philadelphia Multi-Hospital Breastfeeding Task Force to declare Philadelphia “The City of Motherly Love” and encourage members of the public to sign a pledge showing their support for nursing mothers in the city.
3000 mothers responded to a survey regarding formula gift bag distribution conducted by Tanya Lieberman at Best for Babes. We must be doing something right as there was a downward trend in the distribution of these bags. Keep up the … Continue reading