Friday, February 6, 2009

Breastfeeding Article W/ Salma Hayek in Sierra Leone

So this article is also about vaccinations and tetanus in Africa but that is not why I am bringing attention to it. It is because of this breastfeeding statement :

"It is the best thing you can do for your child, not only the bonding, that's how you build the immune system, so in a country like Africa imagine how important it is for the mothers do that," she said. "But here, there is the belief that if you are breast-feeding you cannot have a sexual life so the husbands, of course, of these women are really encouraging them to stop and this is just a taboo."

In their culture men are not supposed to have sex with a breastfeeding women so they encourage them to stop. 1 in 5 children die before age 5 in this country from malnutrition, tetanus etc. It is really sad, I know everyone has their own beliefs and I really do respect that because I have my own also but its really sad to me that people would believe something in my opinion stupid as you can't have sex with your wife because she is breastfeeding therefore you will risk your child's life so you can get a piece of ass. Its one thing to believe it, go ahead believe what you want but if you believe it and want to practice it, then just don't have sex for as long as your wife wants to or needs to breastfeed. Surely do not encourage her to stop for your own selfishness. Thats what hands are for..

Tyrant over...

BUT

A very good part of the video is at the end were Salma Hayek, to prove a point breastfeeds a small infant boy that is sick. When the video was shot her daughter had just turned one and was still breastfeeding.



3 comments:

Stephanie said...

I read about her breastfeeding that baby this morning. What a beautiful thing to do!

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She is a saint!

Kristine said...

WTG, Salma! We need more advocates like her.

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