Elizabeth A. Armstrong

Elizabeth Armstrong says free infant formula not ideal hospital swag

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"Maternity Ward Swag" - New York Times. 5/10/2012.

Given the benefits of breast-feeding for infants and mothers, the practice in some hospitals of handing out free formula to new mothers seems to work against best health practices. Elizabeth Armstrong says that the availability of formula may encourage women to give up on breast-feeding -- an already challenging option for many working women.

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