Good morning All,
I had sent this email to Mark Bergman at Montreal's Virgin Radio and the issue has yet to be resolved. I've also sent it this morning to the Montreal Gazette. What else should I do?
I have been a long-time listener and I would not want you to lose me (or anyone else for that matter) as a listener. I would like to complain about a comment made by Natasha Gargiulo yesterday evening on one of your shows. She made a comment about Mayim Bialik breastfeeding her three year old son and how Mayim should not go around broadcasting such a thing. Natasha also went on to say that when a child is able to walk and make sounds, that is a cue to start weaning.
From a mother to a mother, I would like to tell her to mind her own business! What a mother does is for herself and the benefit of her own child. If Natasha had any sense, she would had researched the topic of breastfeeding past the age of 12 months before going on the air and making such a crude comment and seen that there are more than simply nutritional benefits to breastfeeding a toddler - and not only for the child but for the mother as well. Even the World Health Organisation advocates breastfeeding until the child is at least 24 months of age.
What I am looking for here is an apology and a retraction from Natasha to all mothers who were listening yesterday evening. A mother should know better than to make another mother feel "bad" for doing what she knows is the best for her child.
Thank you for your concern on this matter and please feel free to forward this.