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Salma Hayek BFing infant boy in Africa

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aurorec Tue 10-Feb-09 14:35:22

For those of you who are interested Dlisted (very snarky blog) has posted a video of Salma Hayek on a Unicef visit in Sierra Leone.
They're discussing the issues of infant mortality and how BFing plays such an important role in helping eradicate it.
Salma herself (still nursing her one year old daughter) decides to nurse a sick week old infant.
I just saw the clip and it's incredibly sweet and emotional- not to mention informative.

Have a look on I'm sure it's on much more serious websites but haven't found it anywhere else yet.

pooka Tue 10-Feb-09 14:39:37

link here, scroll down

The snarky blog is a bit hmm but the video is interesting and is amazing to see a celebrity cross feed. Really great.

ilovepinotnoir Tue 10-Feb-09 14:40:23

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

lulabellarama Tue 10-Feb-09 14:42:07

Oooh how interesting. I don't believe any breastfeeding mother would object to doing the same when faced with a sick baby. Good for her.

PortAndLemon Tue 10-Feb-09 14:42:58

link without snarky blog (although not necessarily "serious")

PortAndLemon Tue 10-Feb-09 14:43:28

The opening scene is fantastically sad, though.

aurorec Tue 10-Feb-09 14:43:30

I know pooka sorry for those offended!
I just thought that video was definitely worth seeing.
Thanks for posting the link.

Littlefish Tue 10-Feb-09 14:43:43

What a fantastic thing to do for that child.

ruty Tue 10-Feb-09 14:44:50

loving Salma Hayek at the moment, what a lovely thing to do.

pooka Tue 10-Feb-09 14:44:58

Not offended at all! grin

And thank you for giving the info in the first place. It's a really interesting subject. I certainly would cross feed in that situation. I like Salma.

lulabellarama Tue 10-Feb-09 14:48:34

Are their schemes that donate breastmilk to 3rd world countries?

aurorec Tue 10-Feb-09 14:50:43

PortandLemon it was.
The poor mother looked so lost and bewildered. The thought that those babies could be saved so easily makes me sick.

4andnotout Tue 10-Feb-09 14:50:58

What a lovely video, it restores faith in human nature.

PortAndLemon Tue 10-Feb-09 14:51:00

I'm reasonably certain not -- think about the logistics involved.

SobranieCocktail Tue 10-Feb-09 14:52:21

Thank you so much for that aurorec and pooka. What an amazing video. Unbearably sad and also hugely heartwarming. Salma Hayek is just fabulous.

ruty Tue 10-Feb-09 14:53:48

they actually showed a baby's last breath sad rather glossed over i felt.

Is it newborn tetanus these babies are getting? When do they vaccinate? At birth?

lulabellarama Tue 10-Feb-09 14:53:53

That was what I thought Portandlemon, but I wondered if there might be some sort of frozen transportation.

RealityIsMyOnlyValentine Tue 10-Feb-09 14:54:54

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ruty Tue 10-Feb-09 14:56:06

yes it is rather a wake up call. That poor child.

aurorec Tue 10-Feb-09 14:57:55

ruty, I didn't feel it wasn't glossed over. Sadly when you hear the awful statistics it's evident that they see many newborn deaths in the clinic.

aurorec Tue 10-Feb-09 14:58:11

was I meant.

StealthPolarBear Tue 10-Feb-09 14:58:43

Haven't watched the video but that's so sad, I don't think I could have done that knowing that I would have to hand the baby back to whatever was going to happen.

HeadFairy Tue 10-Feb-09 14:59:49

can't watch sad things, too hormonal I did forward to the bit where she fed the baby, I love Salma Hayek, what a woman!

traceybath Tue 10-Feb-09 15:00:16

Thank you for posting that. It made me cry (in a good way) - such a lovely thing to do.

The first part of the video was so sad.

Upwind Tue 10-Feb-09 15:01:19

Can't believe the headline is about cross feeding rather than tetanus when you see the content.

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