Monday, March 5, 2012

California Dreamin' & Beyonce Breastfeeding

 It's twelve degrees in Buffalo this morning.

Our trip next week to Los Angeles is sounding better and better.  Can't wait to soak up some California sunshine and visit The Getty and LACMA.

The Getty museum in Los Angeles














Breastfeeding in the news

Beyonce was recently spotted nursing her infant daughter, Blue Ivy, in a NYC restaurant.   She is being touted as a positive role model for African American mothers.  And indeed she is.  Ahhh, the power of celebrity.

I hope that this object lesson in mothering plays out well for her in the media.  And it looks like it will from current observations.  This article about her in The Huffington Post describes Beyonce as the new face of breastfeeding advocacy.

Now if she could just explain her baby's name, Blue Ivy.  According to another Huffington Post article, Beyonce and Jay-Z are trademarking their daughter's name.  Though it seems uncertain at this time whether this is a business move or a protective play on their part, it is mind boggling the retail force that could be harnessed in a branding scheme that adeptly used Beyonce's fame and her baby's image.

But carry on Beyonce!  Carry the flag well, nurse and nurture your daughter and set the bar high for other American young women who will follow in your footsteps!

Polar bear nursing twins

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