“Nanny” Mayor Bloomberg is about to become a wet nurse.
The city has set aside more than $70,000 to hire a program manager who will oversee an initiative encouraging breast-feeding in Brooklyn.
The “Breast-Feeding Empowerment Zone” will reach out to both men and women in certain Brooklyn communities with free consultations, home visits and education about the health and financial benefits of breast-feeding.
A Health Department job listing for the position quoted a salary of $73,000.
The World Health Organization recommends that infants be exclusively breast-fed for their first six months. According to UNICEF, it “lowers the risk of chronic conditions later in life, such as obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, childhood asthma and childhood leukemias.”