Fuse #8

Friday, May 25, 2007

Boobwatch '07

We turn our eyes to Scotland now where the topic of the day is boobs. Boobs in children's books, that is. The fact of the matter is that statistically, the number of women breastfeeding their children is down since 2006 and the Highland health board has turned to kidlit for help. They've hired children's author Mairi Hedderwick to promote breastfeeding. I understand that it's to show kids how breastfeeding is natural, but I like the idea that her books are being written to convince babies that it's a good thing. And wouldn't a rah-rah-rah / drink-babies-drink kind of book make for amusing bedtime reading?

Thanks to Achockablog for the link.

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