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Offline CaityTopic starter

Salma Hayek Breastfeeds Baby
« on: February 11, 2009, 09:47:59 PM »
http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2009/feb/12/health-breastfeeding-salma-hayek




I saw this tonight on TMZ and was appalled at the joke they made of it.  But I suppose that's what TMZ does.  The thing that pissed me off the most was the slide-in advertisement of Similac. 

Thoughts and opinions?

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Re: Salma Hayek Breastfeeds Baby
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2009, 09:55:33 PM »
My initial thought is that there is no reason to hide breastfeeding from the public. It's a natural way of giving a baby the nutrition it needs at that stage and actually quite beautiful.

As for the publicity and overreaction of the media....*shrugs* what else is new?

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Re: Salma Hayek Breastfeeds Baby
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2009, 10:04:01 PM »
Thanks Xana!  It is very beautiful.  I was nearly in tears watching it.  The little baby, only a week old, is eating so well and he's so engaged and looking at her.  It's beautiful.

Does the guy in the video say, "hide this from the kids?"  I couldn't quite tell.  But it's like... with all the crap on TV, does he really think breastfeeding needs to be hidden?  *sighs*

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Re: Salma Hayek Breastfeeds Baby
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2009, 10:10:00 PM »
Does the guy in the video say, "hide this from the kids?"  I couldn't quite tell.  But it's like... with all the crap on TV, does he really think breastfeeding needs to be hidden?  *sighs*

See that's what pisses me off sometimes about television morality. We can have people like Jerry Springer showcasing harlots and sluts who don't give a shit about anything, say anything and wear nothing just for shock value...yet a simple woman breastfeeding a baby causes a ruckus?  ::)
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Re: Salma Hayek Breastfeeds Baby
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2009, 10:15:22 PM »
I've been told I have a natural Obfuscate, and managed to feed my little one in all sorts of places with no comment.  The only time someone did comment was when I did so at a concert (lawn seats) - and they congratulated me.

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Re: Salma Hayek Breastfeeds Baby
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2009, 10:30:58 PM »
I breastfed my son until he was a little over 2.  It's really one of the most empowering, joyful experiences I believe is possible.  I didn't care where I fed him, if he was hungry, he ate.  Simple.

See that's what pisses me off sometimes about television morality. We can have people like Jerry Springer showcasing harlots and sluts who don't give a shit about anything, say anything and wear nothing just for shock value...yet a simple woman breastfeeding a baby causes a ruckus?  ::)

This and the advertisement for formula really pissed me off.  TMZ advertised the formula, not this article. 

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Re: Salma Hayek Breastfeeds Baby
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2009, 12:55:18 AM »


Salma Hayek has breasts? Hadn't noticed.  :)

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Re: Salma Hayek Breastfeeds Baby
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2009, 01:45:00 AM »
See that's what pisses me off sometimes about television morality. We can have people like Jerry Springer showcasing harlots and sluts who don't give a shit about anything, say anything and wear nothing just for shock value...yet a simple woman breastfeeding a baby causes a ruckus?  ::)

Of course, TV rating and morality hypocrisy is nothing new.

Why can we see someone getting his brains blown out on prime-time TV, but not a nude human being taking a stroll?

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Re: Salma Hayek Breastfeeds Baby
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2009, 02:07:22 AM »
Good for her! It takes a lot of courage, with all the pressure stars get, not to do anything that could impair their looks or keep them out of work for any length of time.

Breastfeeding is a big issue, and mightily screwed up over there... you might want to read this blog and its comments.

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Re: Salma Hayek Breastfeeds Baby
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2009, 02:32:25 AM »
I do not get all this fuss about breast feeding. It is the most natural thing related to growing up a kid there is. Only thing I sometimes feel wrong when looking at it is tinge of jealousy at the kid :P

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Re: Salma Hayek Breastfeeds Baby
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2009, 06:18:19 AM »
Good for her! It takes a lot of courage, with all the pressure stars get, not to do anything that could impair their looks or keep them out of work for any length of time.

Breastfeeding is a big issue, and mightily screwed up over there... you might want to read this blog and its comments.

I can't read anymore comments. Ugh.  It's ridiculous and a different time.  People don't have to expose their entire breast to breastfeed, I certainly didn't.  Nor should they have to leave the room.  They're not taking a dump, they're feeding their child.  People who see it as something other than that, need to leave the room and my house and not come back.  I was the first woman in 14 or 15 years to breastfeed in my family, and it was joked about or whispered about is hushed voices.  If it bothers people so much, they need to not look.  Believe it or not, breastfeeding women aren't putting on a show for them to watch. 

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Re: Salma Hayek Breastfeeds Baby
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2009, 06:25:30 AM »
Did you get to the one about the restaurant scene? It's the one I found most infuriating of all.

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Re: Salma Hayek Breastfeeds Baby
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2009, 06:41:02 AM »
There are several restaurant stories (I highlighted 'restaurant).  :)
It just makes me mad.  I didn't do much breastfeeding in public, just because I'm much more of a home-body type of person, but if I was out and he needed to eat, he ate.  I don't think I ever got dirty looks, and if I was in a store, I went to the dressing room. 

It's just unfortunate that breastfeeding is met with such disdain when it is so much better for the child. 

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Re: Salma Hayek Breastfeeds Baby
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2009, 06:49:22 AM »
I suppose it unnerves a lot of people that breasts can be functional as well as decorative *snickers*

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Re: Salma Hayek Breastfeeds Baby
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2009, 07:34:31 AM »
They're most decorative when they're also functional.  Hehe. 

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Re: Salma Hayek Breastfeeds Baby
« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2009, 07:44:30 AM »
ďNursing does not diminish the beauty of a womanís breasts; it enhances their charm by making them look lived in and happy.Ē  ~Robert A. Heinlein

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Re: Salma Hayek Breastfeeds Baby
« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2009, 07:55:37 AM »
I saw a spot on it on Good Morning America this morning. Good for Salma Hayek.  The negativity surrounding breast feeding is disheartening and I'm happy that some of the folks in the public eye are trying to change that.  Angelina Jolie was also featured recently breast feeding her twins in, I think, Vanity Fair. 



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Re: Salma Hayek Breastfeeds Baby
« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2009, 09:44:26 AM »
Ahhhh, it's a natural thing and I don't see a single thing wrong with it. They are just making a big deal out of it because of her celebrity.   

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Re: Salma Hayek Breastfeeds Baby
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2009, 10:19:34 AM »
Of course, TV rating and morality hypocrisy is nothing new.

Why can we see someone getting his brains blown out on prime-time TV, but not a nude human being taking a stroll?

*nods* My point exactly!

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Re: Salma Hayek Breastfeeds Baby
« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2009, 10:35:29 AM »
I know I'd rather see a nude human taking a stroll ;)

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Re: Salma Hayek Breastfeeds Baby
« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2009, 11:33:56 AM »
It's interesting that people see it that way. Around here, when someone does something incredibly stupid, one of the things you can say to them is, "Were you not breast fed as a child?" and it's seen as inferior, developmentally and socially. I didn't run into the same kind of slang other places that I lived, so while I'm not entirely certain, that sort of thing speaks to me of a different culture where I grew up... which in turn leads me to wonder if it's a regional thing to feel that you have to "Put that thing away". It's so ingrained where I grew up that it's always sort of been "If I ever have a baby, of course they'll be breast-fed. There isn't any other way." ... and with that comes, I think, more acceptance of doing so in public. I see women doing it in restaurants, and on benches in the mall (granted, out-of-the-way benches, but still benches in the mall's atrium). It wasn't until I moved somewhere else that I began to realise that this was not the way things were everywhere.