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Salma Hayek helping african kids with her boobs (exclusive new breastfeeding footage)

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Uploaded on Feb 11, 2009

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Salma Hayek showing us how to breastfeed children. She is a avid supporter of the practice and shows us her love through this moving video.

Over the past few years, there have been various intimations that wet-nursing or cross-nursing - women feeding other people's babies - is becoming more acceptable, but the celebrity contribution to this debate has been controversial, to say the least. In 2007, for instance, a Los Angeles-based employment agency claimed that a number of Hollywood celebrities with breast implants had requested lactating nannies. And last year, when GMTV presenter Kate Garraway spoke in support of sharing breastmilk in this very newspaper, the photographs that accompanied the piece, while stunning, did nothing to make the practice seem ordinary. They showed Garraway apparently suckling a calf.

Of course, when you happen upon a promising web curio, you click. As soon as I did, I suspected I had jumped to the wrong judgment. Hayek has a one-year-old daughter herself, and she has talked before of how strongly she feels about breastfeeding. The footage was taken for the US news programme, Nightline, and it shows Hayek on a trip to Sierra Leone, deciding, apparently unprompted, to "breastfeed a sick little boy", as the voiceover has it. This she does quite naturally, with not a hint of self-consciousness. "It's amazing," she says, as he suckles, "because he's really looking at me."

She goes on to say that she was worried that she might be being "disloyal to my child ... [but] I actually think that my baby would be very proud to be able to share her milk". She tells a story about her great-grandmother doing the same thing for a hungry baby in a small Mexican village. And all the time Hayek seems so unaffected, so straightforward, so clearly engaged in the situation for all the right reasons, that what could have been one of the world's most troubling clips is suddenly moving. In fact, in this fleeting video, Hayek might actually make more of a case for breastfeeding as a natural, positive function than a million health statistics ever could.

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