I stopped watching The View when Lisa Ling left. But Tori's Reality show has been a guilty pleasure for me this summer, so I *happened* to be doing a Tivo search on Tori and *happened* to watch her visit on The View.
First of all, the whole cross-nursing thing being on the news this week flabbergasts me. The media latched onto extreme behavior and fixates on that, rather than issues relating to breastfeeding that represent the majority of women's experiences. I actually agreed with Joy's comments about nursing being intimate. Sherri and Elizabeth were sort of confusing breast milk donation with actually cross-nursing. With cross-nursing, there is a risk of contamination. Breastfeeding *is* actually intimate. And every mother's milk is uniquely suited to the needs of her baby, depending on age, etc. I have no idea why Whoopi kept going on about babies not knowing their own mothers. Again, I felt that only Joy kept challenging her on that. Maybe Whoopi, who I believe had her daughter as a teenager, didn't have the most, um, I don't know, attached relationship with her baby. Or maybe she was just going for the comedy.