Friday, September 26, 2008

Sesame Street Breastfeeding Clips

Tanya from the Motherwear Breastfeeding Blog has dug up some of the coolest videos showing breastfeeding on Sesame Street. The videos are all from the 70s and show both real moms, Sesame Street characters and mammals breastfeeding. Can you imagine a woman actually saying "I am giving my baby milk from my breast" on a kid's program today? It's especially interesting because, according to a 1979 article in The NY Times, Sesame Street's target child was "the 4-year-old inner city black youngster." When the DVD box set of the first two seasons of Sesame Street was released last November, it came with a warning: “These early ‘Sesame Street’ episodes are intended for grown-ups, and may not suit the needs of today’s preschool child.” Since we're all grown around here, we're free to enjoy!

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