Lauren Feeney of PBS’ The Daily Need posted an interesting article last Friday about a new ad campaign sponsored by the New York State Department of Health that seeks to promote breast-feeding as way of losing weight. Of course, the allure of a slimmer figure is only one of a long list of benefits of breast-feeding, but the ad’s approach is a testament to the lengths the pediatric community has had to go to try to put a positive image on a natural practice that is still largely stigmatized in our contemporary culture.
Moms, what are your thoughts about this ad? As breast-feeders, did you encounter any scrutiny? What benefits did you enjoy. What would you recommend to mothers-to-be considering it now? Watch the video and share your thoughts in the comment section.