Those of you who have seen the TV show "The View" are certainly aware of their history of bashing breastfeeding. The hosts of the show have made numerous negative comments over the years. The most recent incident has led for members of the breastfeeding activist community to call for a nurse-in.
Where: Monday, June 6th, 2005, at 11 a.m.
Where: ABC Studios, New York City - meet at the corner of Columbus Avenue and 67th Street
Aomg 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.