Thursday, October 14, 2010

Breastfeeding: It's the Word on the Street Campaign

Recently I came across a post from Code Name: Mama about breastfeeding on Sesame Street in 1977! The beautiful video showed a mom explaining to Big Bird why breastfeeding is normal, healthy, and natural - talk about awesome. Pretty soon I came across a second video featuring Maria breastfeeding and showing a little girl how!

With all the recent controversy surrounding Sesame Street, it was awesome to see Sesame Street has a history of promoting breastfeeding and nursing in public as well as engaging kids on what breastfeeding is and why it's important. And we want to see more of it! When kids grow up seeing breastfeeding as normal, everyone benefits.

So can you tell me how to get breastfeeding to Sesame Street?

Join our Breastfeeding on the Street campaign:

Write to Sesame Street and let them know you want to see breastfeeding back on Sesame Street.  Carla from Life as a Reader has a great form letter to get you started.

Tweet: @SesameStreet Breastfeeding: it's the word on the (Sesame) Street #BFINGSTREET ##sesamestreet

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Kristen said... [Reply to comment]

I LOVE this idea! I remember being absolutely floored (in a good way) when I saw the "Buffy nurses Cody" video and then wondering WHY Sesame Street hadn't featured breastfeeding in recent years. Here's hoping they listen!

The Water Girl said... [Reply to comment]

I like this idea...but I have a question.
What recent controversy are you talking about?

Jenn @ Connected Mom said... [Reply to comment]

Oh, the Katy Perry skit that was cut.

Lara said... [Reply to comment]

Love them! How cute are these buttons! And with the focus on healthier eating, this may just catch on! Maybe even Alan will sell pump supplies in Hooper's store :)

The Water Girl said... [Reply to comment]

Ah, ok...I heard a little something about that.
PS: The buttons are PERFECT!

Carla said... [Reply to comment]

I wrote a post!!


Jenn @ Connected Mom said... [Reply to comment]

great letter, Carla. I linked it!

Amanda said... [Reply to comment]

I LOVE that she says she gets to hug him while she feeds him! How beautiful is that!? I cannot wait to breastfeed my little guy!

Dionna @ Code Name: Mama said... [Reply to comment]

omg LURVE!!! Totally writing to them.

the grumbles said... [Reply to comment]

those are some of my favorite old sesame street clips. classic.

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