you go Salma

Have you seen the video yet of Salma Hayek breastfeeding another woman’s child on a recent trip to Africa? After seeing the blogosphere giggle about it for a week, I finally had my defenses worn down enough to check it out myself.

It kind of blew me away. Nursing another woman’s child is not something I would ever have considered. And I DEFINITELY would not have wanted someone else nursing my own children. I’ll give my daughter milk from any old cow in the world, but another human? Yick.

Or at least that’s what I thought until I saw Salma giving of herself to this young infant, whose own mother won’t nurse him because of prejudices against it in her country. This little boy has a GOOD meal, and ABC News isn’t afraid to show a nice closeup of him gulping down the milk and staring up at Salma with frank adoration.

Kudos to Ms. Hayek, and kudos to ABC News. If a woman who has nursed three children can have her mind opened about breastfeeding, just imagine what it can do for people who have never been exposed to it at all.