I just couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this story on Nightline.*
Salma Hayek, UNICEF spokesperson, was in Sierra Leone to promote a tetanus vaccine program in a country where one in five children die before the age of five. 21% of those deaths are due to tetanus. Another reason for the high mortality rate is lack of breastfeeding.
In one scene, Salma nurses a little baby (her own is now over a year). There is a close enough view that I could count swallows. She then tells the story of her great grandmother in Mexico nursing the baby of a stranger who didn't have enough milk.
I'm blown away that this was on network tv.
*Quick warning that it shows a very sad scene of a baby dying from a tetanus infection. The breastfeeding part of the story occurs later in the piece.