Originally Posted by cdnmom
The only solace I took tonight when I saw that trailer was "wait until I can post at MDC...at least they will share my outrage. I suppose I spoke a little too soon....
I'm only one person..... plenty of other people share your sense of outrage at the trailer.
I just think we don't know what the story behind the comment is. Absolutely it looks as though it's wrong, and absolutely it is not responsible for ABC to air a trailer like that - people will see that and not catch the show and it will reinforce their beliefs that extended breastfeeding is wrong.
But my point was, letters to the company and sponsors will be stronger
if sent after the show, fully detailing all the complaints. Right now all people can send are notes saying "your trailers show 20 seconds of a show which I think is going to be anti-extended breastfeeding". Hardly the greatest position from which to argue a point, in my opinion.
And perhaps the premise of the show is something we're not realising - like the mother says she has to stop breastfeeding for whatever reason (maybe she smokes? drinks? can't pump and is going back to work?) but isn't managing it.... Perhaps what the nanny really said was "Still breastfeeding at 14 months even though the child is really allergic to her milk! Someone get this baby a bottle!".... Or maybe not...
If it is as horribly mis-informed and mis-managed as the trailer suggests, I will be right there with you all sending a note to whoever at ABC/Ricochet TV.