For all my NY, NJ and surrounding area readers … There will be a “nurse in” at a taping of The View.
Monday, June 6th, 2005, at 11 a.m.
the corner of Columbus Avenue and 67th Street ABC Studios New York City
Among other incidents: Barbara Walters has repeatedly denigrated mothers who nurse their babies in public, and states that millions of babies have been raised on formula and they’re just fine, implying that breastfeeding advocates are ill-informed. Elisabeth Hasselbeck claimed to have been harrassed at Disney by sling-wearing La Leche League leaders while pregnant with her child, which led to all the hosts bashing breastfeeding advocates (and which also led to a response from LLL, which was not pleased to have been slandered) as nuts. The final straw? On yesterday’s show, the hosts made “a big announcement” – Elisabeth’s month old baby has been put onto formula, which was applauded as a huge, wonderful, happy milestone.
“The View” has made it clear that they regard breastfeeding parents with contempt. Spread the word on the nurse-in – let them know that enough is enough.
Ps – I didn’t write the above information – I’m just passing it along.