Ban the Bags featured in The Wall Street Journal

Reporter Rachel Zimmerman reports that hospitals from Massachusetts to California are moving marketing out of maternity wards in Baby Goody Bags May Be On the Way Out.

“We would like every hospital in the country to stop giving out bags, but we’re approaching this in many different states on many different levels,” says Anne Merewood, co-chair of the Ban the Bags campaign launched last year in Massachusetts, and an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Boston University School of Medicine. “We’re not going to win it on grounds of breast-feeding alone; we’re going to win it on the grounds of not using hospitals for marketing.”

The Journal Article is summarized at kaisernetwork.org.

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