So what do you think? No one has mentioned her yet.
I think what she did in Sierra Leone (for those who didn't see the papers, she was in Sierra Leone for a charity and came across a mother in a hospital with a newborn who was hungry as the mother had no milk and she fed the baby herself) was an incredibly selfless act. Many celebs go to these war-torn and desolate places and have their photos taken and talk a great deal, but Ms Hayek actually did something and something incredibly personal - giving of herself and not just her bank balance. It brings a lump to my throat to think about it. But this is just my personal opinion, probably coloured significantly as I have a daughter the same age and at the same stage as Ms Hayek's daughter.
But I can see how some would be horrified. What do you think? I haven't read a great deal on it or seen any debate on the issue and I'm interested. Could you do it? Would you want to? I'm not sure I could, which is one reason I think she is so amazing, but then I've never faced the same situation.
hi i agree with you on this one as i dont have kids i cant comment on that sideof it but what she did was of some help not like some of the celbs that go out who just do it for the media
there was a programe about this a while bac were wemon help others that can breast feed or wemon that gotout to work and there wet nures as i think they called then feed there babys
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hmmmmm it's a tough one isn't it? I guess as a fairly new mum she probably thought that she was doing the one thing that she could personally do to help the situation and i'm sure that the child's mum was probably grateful too or else the situation wouldn't have arisen.
However, i'm sure there are some (that obviously weren't party to the actual incident) that would pass negative comment on it.
I think i'd be a bit too worried about upsetting the mother to offer first but if asked and I was in a position to oblige physically I think I would. lets face it, it wouldn't be a regular occurance in that kind of situation and you'd be helping someone so I'd feel obliged personally but I'd see where the emotional struggle could be.
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we studied this in college its been in and out of the media for some time, i can completely understand why some people would make negative comments but i think this womens amazing! Jack also had milk from milk bank in scbu as i had a bad reaction to painkillers etc and couldnt wake up for 26hrs he was tube fed this and im extremely greatful for it! although i may have struggled with another women having the closeness of an actual breastfeed with him, having now breastfed lola its a deep bonding experience and id have been scared hed have bonded with someone else!
Overall fantastic women, its about time people did REAL things to help not all for media attention!
Hi Paula. That's interesting that your daughter was given donated milk. My son was prem and I didn't have any milk to give him to start with and his first three days he was on Nutriprem. There was no mention of donated milk. I suppose that different parts of the country and different hospitals do different things.
On a general note to everyone, wetnursing is nothing new. For one really obvious example, Blackadder II, the character Nursey was Queenie's wetnurse, she talks about which 'breasty dumpling' Queenie used to want first as a baby in one episode. It seems, to the modern psyche, that wetnursing is the ultimate in celebrity selfishness, too posh to push, too lazy to feed or something along those lines. But it used to be the norm and the wetnurse to royalty could rise to great things. I suppose we know far more about communicable diseases than ever before (and come up with a few new ones) and formula milk is good and readily available.
i really think that breastmilk banks should be in every hospital i cant speak for anyone else but i would donate my milk and my time to help others, does anyone know is it the individual hospitals that run the banks or an outside organisation? she did an amazing thing for another family
maybe justin lee collins should do "bring back wetnurses"
I haddent seen the papers but i think thats fantastic what she did,i do also agree that some people take a dim view on b-f and sharing milk supply. My mum used to do it when we were all little as she had excess milk supply while feeding us.
There was a debate in the mag the other month on this sort of thing and sharing and milk donation.
You know allot of people are saying its so wrong what she did but i think she did something real good.
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