I knew I liked her!! Okay, so I’ve only seen her in Fools Rush In, but now here’s another reason to like her: When she was in the impoverished African nation of Sierra Leone, she met a woman who was unable to breastfeed her child. Most likely, the woman could not afford formula (or if she could buy it, would only have filthy water to mix it with, possibly making it lethal), so this actress who was still breastfeeding her one-year-old fed the baby. No muss, no fuss — baby’s hungry, so I’m feeding him! The actual quote was, “I had milk, so I breastfed the baby.”
But you know what, the sad thing is that this is considered “weird” or “bizarre” or “abnormal” — what should be the most normal thing in the world — nursing a hungry baby — has some people looking at it like a circus freak show. Ah, well, maybe with all this publicity, more women will see this and decide to breastfeed, breastfeed their babies longer, and/or donate milk to babies who need it.