22 February 2009

got milk?

In the current (March, p. 197) issue of Oprah's O Magazine is an article on breast milk & milk banking. Entitled, "The Gift", the article is about a woman who has preemie triplets and begins pumping, ultimately donating over 7,000 ounces of breastmilk to a milk bank.  It also talks a lot about why breastmilk is best for babies nutritionally and for all the other reasons beyond nutrition.   This article follows last month's  "Books That Made A Difference" section, (where a celeb tells about what they are reading and why), in which Isla Fisher (Confessions of a Shopaholic) talked about birth and Ina May Gaskin's Guide... 

Why does this matter?  Because Oprah is incredibly influential and is sort of the holy grail in terms of PR...and because she has seemed to avoid birth-related topics much to the consternation of the birth community.  Hopefully this is a trend in the right direction!  

2 comments:

Elizabeth Gallo said...

...and way better than the blurb in Parenting magazine that bashes the film "Orgasmic Birth." The headline is "Get Real," and the pronouncement at the end is "Get real." How closed-minded! Can't wait to write a letter to the editor!

Doula Lynn said...

Elizabeth, shi... , er stuff like that is why I called several years ago and personally cancelled my subscription...