Should breast-feeding be shown on Sesame Street?
Recently moms on the website care2.com started a petition to Bring Breastfeeding Back to Sesame Street.” More than 30,000 are insisting that Sesame Street return back to its glory days of the 70s and 80s when nursing was shown tastefully on the show.
According to petitioners:
“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!”
Sesame Street producers claim that depicting breastfeeding does not fit within the science, math, engineering, and technology (STEM) curriculum that the show has decided to focus on this season. Show creators say they would depict breastfeeding again should it be a “natural part of the storyline.”
What do you think, should breastfeeding be brought back to Sesame Street?