Wet nursing was a common way to care for babies before formula and feeding bottles were made. Also, a woman whose body naturally makes something can choose to use it in a strong and positive way. And this is similar to what Salma Hayek, the Frida actress and longtime advocate for women’s rights, did when she gave her milk to a baby of a total stranger who was malnourished and underweight.
Celebrities who dedicate themselves to charitable causes are always worthy of our praise. And here’s a touching story about a Hollywood actress that shows how sometimes it doesn’t take much to make a big difference.
After the episode with the nursing, she acknowledged that she had conflicting thoughts about whether or not she had been unfaithful to her own kid by giving her milk away to another child. On the other hand, she afterwards had the idea that her daughter wouldn’t mind if she shared her milk, so she added, “I honestly believe my baby would be extremely pleased to be able to give her milk.” In addition to that, she said that when she is older, she would push her to maintain her character traits of being kind and generous. She went on to say with a beaming smile, “I believe that’s the nicest thing I can offer her as a mother.”
Hayek’s family is known for being kind and compassionate.
In your opinion, what are the pros and cons of nursing a kid who is not your own? Your feedback in the comments section would be much appreciated.