Thursday, December 10, 2009

Breastfeeding PSAs From Around the World



The following are Breastfeeding Public Service Announcements from around the world. They greatly differ in style from one another, depending on the given culture's support of breastfeeding mothers vs. its level of lactiphobia. If you have another to share, let us know ~ we'd love to add more to the collection.

From Puerto Rico:
Dar la Teta es Dar la Vida ~ To Give the Breast is to Give Life!



From The United Nations:



From Canada:



From the USA:



From the USA:



From Australia:



From Australia:



From the UK:



From Bulgaria (short version):



From Bulgaria (full version):



From Canada:



From the USA:



From China:



From Spain:




English narration from the above video:

If I told you a new formula has been released that increases your baby's defenses, would you give it to your baby?

If I told you we can have free nourishment for the first six months of your baby's life, would you believe me?

If I told you a company has patented packaging that keeps food ready 24hrs a day, keeping all its properties perfectly, would you buy it?

That formula exists.
That food exists.
That company exists.

Breastmilk is the best nourishment for your baby. It adapts to suit all your baby's needs, increasing his/her immune system. And besides, it is free!

Nothing like mom.
Nothing like breastfeeding.

breastfeeding mosaic
by Danelle Frisbie
composed of 357 nursing photos
taken over the course of 1 baby's first 16 months of life


18 comments:

  1. The PSA from Puerto Rico made me cry. Then I tried to click it to see it on YouTube, where it has been removed for being "inappropriate." That says so much about our society, it is sad :(

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  2. Here is another one! But I'm not sure which spanish speaking country it is from, as it doesn't say

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFx_U-YLwW0

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  3. I did some investigation and I think its from Spain! :)

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  4. The American ads are so... indirect. You can really see the cultural differences in attitudes towards breasts and breastfeeding in these ads. (Even comparing the American to the Canadian...)

    Cool post! Got linked here from MDC! :)

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  5. Great post! Where did you find that adorable baby? Yours?

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  6. Absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing these. I loved the ones from Puerto Rico and Bulgaria, although I winced at the twiddling ;)

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  7. Blacktating posted one from Texas. It's not youtube, so I don't know how you'd post it though. Ask her.
    http://blacktating.blogspot.com/2009/12/texas-breastfeeding-psa-every-ounce.html

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  8. These are great. I only wish there were some images of black and Asian women in there.

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  9. Hafidha - I agree. I'd love to add some if you know of any.

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  10. I will keep my eyes peeled!

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  11. Here is a YouTube clip of Buffy St Marie on Sesame St promoting breast feeding!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3DWRhfNm4c

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  12. beautiful! just a note: the google ads attached to the video were mostly for formula!

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  13. We need more commercials - we need them to inundate the airwaves and get people talking, like the anti-smoking commercials.

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  14. Breastfeeding in 10 steps,
    the original from La Leche League Argentina
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zp4X_sR6D-s

    The dubbed version in Bulgarian:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtLkorY9dcA

    And a short video in Bulgarian, encouraging mothers to breastfeed and to seek support from LLL:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAbgpbe7qv8

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  15. What a pretty pass we have come to, that anyone has to advertise for breastfeeding! What next - "Breathe fresh air, it oxygenates your blood!" "Drink clean water, your body needs it!" ?

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  16. heres the longer version of whip em out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SM7Hvjqny4

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