Mothers who choose not to breastfeed in maternity units at three hospitals will have to provide their own supply of milk.Because if you can’t or prefer not to, then you are obviously a failed mother, who won’t listen to her betters…
Mid Essex Hospitals NHS Trust is introducing the new policy from October to enforce the message breast is best.
Mothers who choose to bottle feed will have to bring their own supply of ready prepared, not powdered, milk formula.No doubt the reason for insisting on it being ‘ready prepared’ is to make it just that little bit more difficult for those dreadful proles who will insist on making decisions for themselves?
Health bosses say it is in line with the Baby Friendly Initiative, a World Health Organisation programme promoting excellent care of pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers and babies. The trust is working towards full Unicef Baby Friendly standards.Just who is the trust supposed to be working for, again?
The community it serves (and fleeces for running costs), or an unelected, unrepresentative foreign quango?