Parents Petition for 'Sesame Street' To Feature Breastfeeding (Video)
Nearly 3,000 people have signed their names in support of bringing the maternal practice back on the PBS show's airwaves.
There are some that believe Sesame Street has been neglecting a particular topic in terms of their educational programming: breastfeeding.
As of Jan. 10, nearly 3,000 people had signed an online petition titled "Bring breastfeeding back to Sesame Street."
The group, which says it is sponsored by "breastfeeding mothers and their supporters everywhere," aims to get 5,000 signatures.
"Back in the 70's and 80's nursing was tastefully shown on the show but now they have replaced their nursing videos with bottles," says the site.
Though they do make the distinction that the goal is not to remove bottle feeding from the children's show, but rather to show both methods of nursing.
"If we normalize breastfeeding in our community, especially with our children, we can help raise a generation of breastfeeders which will support our economy, make for healthier children and lessen the risk of breast cancer for many nursing mamas," the proclaim.
Watch the evolution of Sesame Street's breastfeeding policy below.
1) 1970's: Buffy breastfeeds her baby.
2) 1980's: Maria nurses daughter, Gabl, but explains the option of bottle feeding.
3) 1990's: "You're My Baby," the show's popular song is edited to only include bottle feeding.
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