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'Latch on NYC' initiative to encourage breastfeeding, limit formula

NEW YORK, NY (CNN) - New York City is rolling out a new breastfeeding initiative called "Latch On NYC." The initiative is designed to encourage breastfeeding in hospitals by restricting access to baby formula.

Several hospitals in New York will no longer give free formula to moms when they take home their babies. The program is voluntary and 27 of the city's 40 hospitals have signed on.

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