Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Selma Hayek promoting maternal/child health in Sierra Leone

Please click on the title above to see Pampers and Selma Hayek use their name and brand recognition for a truly humanitarian purpose in Sierra Leone.

Two things strike me here in this video: 1) often as breastfeeding advocates and educators, we begrudge the obstacles to our goals (think: mall foodcourt nurse-ins, Applebees demanding a diner cover herself up, Facebook banning photos of breastfeeding -- yet the struggle of a developing nation is so primary and undeniably, utterly humbling. It should serve as a reminder that American women are breastfeeding in luxury, regardless of what we encounter in our professional lives; 2) Selma Hayek breastfeeds an ailing baby, and it exemplefies generosity, selflessness, beauty, and grace in one gesture.

1 comment:

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