15 Jan '12, 2pm

UPDATE: A Response from Sesame Street on Breastfeeding via @Care2

Last week at Care2, we wrote about a petition to bring breastfeeding back to Sesame Street . In the 1970s and 1980s, Sesame Street used to show both breastfeeding and bottle feeding in their stories about babies. Since the 1990s, however, they have removed all images of breastfeeding while continuing to include bottle-fed babies in their storylines. Is Sesame Street anti-breastfeeding? According to a Time article on the issue, Sesame Street hasn’t purposely excluded breastfeeding: Sesame Street, for its part, doesn’t understand all the fuss. The classic kids’ show doesn’t have an anti-breast-feeding agenda, says Sherrie Westin, executive vice president of Sesame Workshop, which produces Sesame Street; its only agenda is educating preschoolers. “There has never been any edict to remove breast-feeding from the show,” says Westin. “We have included it and absolutely would inc...

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