New York bag ban draws national press coverage

New York City’s hospitals launched a new breastfeeding promotion and support program this week, featuring non-commercial discharge bags with a coolor for pumped milk and an “I eat at Moms” onesie.

The launch has generated extensive press coverage, including reports from The New York Times web site, The New York Post, CBS TV, ABC News, The Wall Street Journal, The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet, and others.

Many of the reports inaccurately imply that hospitals are banning formula. The actual policy, detailed in a New York City press release, makes formula available to bottle-feeding moms on request. The Today Show’s report was particularly egregious, misleading millions of viewers by stating that formula would no longer be available in City hospitals.

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