12.07.2011 10.Tammus, 5771
Hospitals, firms buck at breastfeeding bill
Bill bars hospitals from giving newborns formila without mothers' consent.
A Knesset bill designed to encourage breastfeeding over the use of baby formula has sparked opposition from the formula manufacturers and hospitals, both fearing their finances.
The draft bill would bar hospitals from giving newborns formula without their mothers' written approval, and only after the mothers are told about the advantages of breastfeeding, including boosting the infants' immune systems….