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Breast-feeding in Brooklyn pays big bucks

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (PIX11)- The city is looking to hire someone to encourage breast-feeding in Brooklyn.

The salary is a whopping $73,000 a year.

The job would be to manage the program that includes media campaigns, home visits, consultations and recruiting.

According to the New York Post a “Breast-Feeding Empowerment Zone is targeting areas like Bedford-Stuyvesant and Brownsville, to “encourage and support” suckling.

Last year, the health department launched the Latch on NYC Program which encourages breast-feeding by keeping baby formula locked up in hospitals, unless requested.

The program has received a three-year, $1.1 million grant to help fuel the program.


  • Virginia Cantone

    I nursed my son for 18 months. It was an amazing experience and I would do it again. However, I wouldn’t have wanted anyone to coerce me into doing it. That takes away the beauty of it.

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