26 August 2008

Breasts are not just for babies anymore?

Brits are all up in arms because TV presenter Kate Garraway appears to be breastfeeding a calf in a promotional poster for a documentary she is promoting about cross-feeding.

'I'm on a journey to find people who believe milk has to be from the breast, people who buy it, sell it, people who give it away and people who even feed each other's babies,' said the 41-year-old.

'To many this might seem weird, but they challenge us that it's actually much weirder to give our babies cows' milk than it is to drink milk from another woman.'

Other People's Breast Milk, one in a series of female-led documentaries, will be broadcast on Channel 4 on September 9.


Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1048622/Kate-Garraway-faces-outcry-provocative-photoshoot-shows-breastfeeding-calf.html

1 comment:

Cherryskin said...

I don't find it offensive in the least. It is slightly confronting, and thought-provoking, and humorous to me.

I agree, though -- feeding babies with other women's milk is less weird than feeding them cows' milk. And feeding a calf human breastmilk is on par with feeding a human baby cows' milk. It's a matter of what we're used to. Although, breastfeeding a calf is a bit different, because usually humans give their babies cows' milk from a bottle, not straight from the udder!

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