Salma Hayek Breastfeeds an African Baby


Two things to say about this. First, go Salma ! This is really encouraging for breastfeeding women in third world countries (and here), as such a celebrity nursing in public gives a very positive image of breastfeeding. Secondly, it seems like cross-nursing and wet nursing are coming back in trend. Apparently there is even a company in LA that supplies wet nurses. This is very surprising to me, as milk banks are not well developed here in Canada, and I do not think they are in the States either. Human milk from another mom may well be the second best to your own breastmilk, but specialized facilities for sick preemies in Toronto are just starting to collect supplies of breastmilk, after years of giving formula.  For those of you who are interested in learning more about cross-nursing, there is an interesting discussion going on on the Alpha Mummy blog.

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