No more free infant formula at RI hospitals

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – New mothers in Rhode Island will no longer leave the hospital with a free goody bag of infant formula. To encourage breastfeeding, the state’s seven birthing hospitals stopped formula giveaways this fall, apparently making it the first state to end the widespread practice.

Women and babies lie on the floor in underfunded hospitals

Even an uncomplicated pregnancy in Uganda can mean a stay in a clinic without enough nurses, medical supplies or even beds