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By SG8970 - Posted on 11 February 2009
Amazing selfless story.
This is an amazing story.
I will not throw the first punch but I wil certainly throw the last.....President Barack Obama.
Wow. Your vehemence is shocking to me.
I don't know if you are a man or a woman, but breasts are made for feeding babies. I would bet that the mother of that baby is very grateful. I know if I was the mother of the baby I would be grateful to anyone who fed my child, by breast or by bottle.
I surely hope that you aren't one of those people who walks around glaring at breastfeeding mothers in public.
Also, how many breast pumps and spare bottles do you think they have laying around that place?
It's sad that we've reached a point where 'government service' is a dirty word... If we're the greatest country on earth, maybe we can have the greatest government.Lewis Black
The child was hungry. The woman with the baby food fed it. The end. It doesn't get any deeper than that. Showing off? Good grief. And, yes, you are doing someone a favor by feeding their hungry child.
You do know that we have Mother's Milk Banks in this country, right? Granted the milk doesn't come straight from the breast into the baby's mouth, but it's really the same difference. One woman's breast milk is going to feed a different woman's child. That could be called showing off as well.
Whatever. Women have been breastfeeding other children from time immemorial. It's not nearly so outrageous as you seem to think it is. No need to be so puritanical. Just because something isn't done regularly in your own particular neighborhood doesn't mean that it is bizarre in other places in the world.
Those of us who are very comfortable with the concept of breastfeeding in general and who think it is all totally normal, natural, and beautiful. And it certainly isn't anywhere near being outrageous.
And I still haven't learned whether or not there was a spare breast pump and spare clean baby bottles laying around there. And if you know anything at all about breastfeeding, you would know that not all women have any success with expressing their own breastmilk either with or without a pump.
Maybe we should drop this conversation because it seems like your knowledge of breastfeeding isn't very evolved.
My guess is she had a breast pump somewhere close as the story mentioned and I quote
"...but I still had a lot of milk that I was pumping, so I breast-fed the baby."
Why not feed the baby the pumped milk? I for one will not directly breast feed a baby but I can donate my breast milk just as I can donate blood. But we don't have to agree. You see what you want and I see want I want.
Hayek does not come form a puritanical background. To her (as well as to people from most cultures in the World), there's nothing odd about it. In most countries, breasts are not sexualized (is that a word?) - to put it another way, they are rated G - and considered something mommies have to feed babies with, not something associated with "adult content".
I think it was a very meaningful gesture on her part, especially after hearing her great-grandmother's story.
For the Super Bowl, we went to a party at a friend's house. His daughter, son-in-law, and 2 year old granddaughter were there, too. His daughter was entertaining the 2 year old with flashcards... drawings of stuff and she said the word.
When the card came up for "boy" (and the character was Black), the little girl said, "Obama."
I didn't know who Salma Hayek was until this posting.
IMO it was nice of her to help out the baby and his mom
it was purely a publicity stunt to take and have posted a video tape of it.
My point is that I couldn't care less whether or not she was humble or not. And that baby's hungry belly didn't care if she was humble or not. The rest of the starving children in Africa probably couldn't care less if the people that they get food from are humble or not, either.
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