January 15, 2012

About 30,000 Signatures So Far

1 Sesame Street Breast-Feeding Petition on Fire

The movement to bring breast-feeding back to Sesame Street is gaining steam as nearly 30,000 people have signed a petition targeting the show. The petition, located at Care2.com, asks for support to make breast-feeding appear normal again. Supporters of the movement believe that Sesame Street is a powerful force when it comes to socializing kids. Not depicting breast-feeding on the show may send the wrong message to young children, they argue. Care2 writer Annie Urban says that breast-feeding is a public health issue like healthy eating. Sesame Street took on healthy eating by adapting the Cookie Monster's motto to "cookies are a sometimes food." If there's room for a cookie-loving monster to change, then surely Sesame Street can show breast-feeding alongside bottle feeding. Do you agree?

More at Care2 | Posted 6 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Moms Want Breast-Feeding on Sesame Street

Tags: Breastfeeding Benefits to Mother, Breastfeeding Fights Obesity, Breastfeeding Sesame Street, Public Health Concern, Sesame Street Puppets, Cookies Are a Sometimes Food

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Greater Risk in Late Pregnancy

2 Moms' Antidepressant Use Affect Babies' Lungs

Results from an eleven-year study that looked at data from over one million births throughout Scandanavia suggest that selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), a class of antidepressants that include Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Lexapro and Celexa, increase the risk of giving birth to a child with pulmonary hypertension. Pulmonary hypertension is high blood pressure in the lungs so it harder for blood to enter them. It makes breathing hard and shortness of breath is a symptom. While rare it has been linked to heart failure. Use in late pregnancy doubled the risk of pulmonary hypertension in the baby. Having a low birth weight or being delivered by C-section did not increase the risk. Even with the increased risk, researchers want to stress that overall they risk is very low.

More at Yahoo! HealthDay | Posted 6 years ago by Kristie Hayes

Previously: SSRI Antidepressants May Up ASD Risk in Utero

Tags: Antidepressants, Celexa, Healthy Pregnancy, Lexapro, Prozac, Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors, SSRIs, Zoloft, Pulmonary Hypertension, Antidepressant Use While Pregnant, Paxil

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