2.11.2009

EAT YOUR HEART OUT, ANGELINA JOLIE

Ever since I saw this video, I've been asking myself if I would be willing to pick up a sick African newborn baby and nurse him. I honestly don't know if I could do it. I've never been big on nursing the babies of others, but it is very touching to watch Salma Hayek give of herself like that.

If anything, it is great way to promote breastfeeding.

11 comments:

  1. Good for her! You can bet that are many a jealous man out there. :)

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  2. That was awesome. This sort of thing used to be so much more common. Now, there is such a puritanical view of breastfeeding that this seems weird to most. I loved the story of that Chinese police officer feeding babies after that earthquake last year.

    Though I wouldn't put it past Angie to do that sort of thing.

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  3. I saw this on PBS and was touched by her compassion and love for another that she was willing to feed another's baby in that way.

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  4. wow. she's really taking the whole, "feed the poor and hungry" to a new level! but what a good example. I like her.

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  5. I think it's great. Funny-after having my last of 5 I remember being in a store shopping with a mother who had a screaming baby. She said that she forgot his bottle. Instantly it crossed my mind to just "hook him up"-it seemed natural. But then I thought"What are you? Crazy!" Hey-when you have nursed 5 for a year each-it just seems natural!

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  6. I actually think that's kind of cool. I am not a mother, nor will I be soon. I am a little hesitant about the thought of breastfeeding, but I KNOW (my body willing) I will do it when I have kids, because of 1) its cheapness, and 2) its healthiness. So once I overcome my worries about doing it AT ALL, I think doing it for another kid wouldn't be so bad.

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  7. I think that is so great! I would actually love to be able to do that for a hungry newborn baby if I had the chance, I think breastfeeding is such a selfless thing to do, and I love when you promote it on your blog! I may not have money to give, but milk I can do :)

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  8. Well now we know how to help in Africa!

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  9. Put me on a plane to Africa, I'll feed as many babies as I can that need it. I don't think its wierd at all. Look at that babies eyes....hungry....nursing....so sweet. I doubt any mother who has milk would be able to say no to that....and if they did? HEARTLESS...LOL

    cool video Cristin.

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  10. Wow. Made me cry, Cristin. It reminded me, actually, of a sweet young mother here that just lost her 6 week old baby to heart disease. She had pumped all her milk in those 6 weeks and frozen it, hoping to give it to her baby after she came out of the hospital. After her death, she contacted a young mother in our ward, who has a child born with heart disease, who IS finally out of the hospital. But she'd lost her milk while he was in, and this mother who lost her child last month, donated all that frozen breast milk to this young mother in our ward. Talk about a gift! Thanks for sharing this clip. WOW. I wish I could go over there and feed those babies myself!! That beautiful little guy looked SO content!

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  11. I was going to write a post on this topic, since there seems to be people disapproving of Salma Hayek's decision to breastfeed a baby that isn't hers.

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