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Breastfeeding and Sesame Street: you know, that's nice.

July 27, 2009

I traveled back to Central New York this weekend to attend a CAPPA-sponsored breastfeeding workshop and certified lactation educator training.  While listening to an old podcast of NPR’s quiz show, “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me,” during my roadtrip, I discovered that there was an episode of Sesame Street from the ’70s in which folk singer Buffy St. John breastfeeds her baby on the show.  (Sadly, “Wait, Wait…” and their guest, Denis Leary, made it seem as if Sesame Street must have been batshit insane to have aired something so scandalous as *gasp* a woman nursing her baby.)

Anyway, I was psyched–not just because I was on my way to a breastfeeding workshop but also because I was absolutely thrilled that Sesame Street had offered its viewers a glimpse of the normalcy and beauty of breastfeeding.

Coincidentally–and much to my excitement–we watched this very clip in the CAPPA workshop!  I know that many people have seen it before (and some have seen it recently in the documentary, Pregnant in America), but it is certainly worth viewing many, many times.

Because, as Big Bird says, it’s nice.

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