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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Pampers Saves Lives

For all of you mommies out there with little ones in diapers I urge you to use Pampers diapers and wipes. Not only are they great diapers, Landon has been using them from day one, but when you purchase a package of Pampers they will donate 1 tetanus vaccine to those in need. Tetanus kills 128,000 babies annually. I have a hard time wrapping my head around that number. It's 128,000 too many. Especially since tetanus is easily prevented. These vaccines are distributed to the less industrialized areas of the world where they can not afford the $0.07 vaccines. 128,000 babies and an additional 30,000 mothers are killed over 7 cents. I just don't understand it. Here is a link of a video of Salma Hayek traveling to Africa to raise awareness of this cause. Check it out. The video is a little long, but well worth it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_TXp-Tpkpc

The second half of this video is of Salma Hayek breastfeeding a starving baby. Breastfeeding is looked down upon in some parts of Africa because the men are under the assumption that they can not have sex with their wives if they are breastfeeding. Babies are starving because there is little food available, let alone proper formula. Babies are not getting adequate nutrition and are starving to death. I am 100% pro breastfeeding and completely against formula. There are very few reasons why a baby should ever be on formula and I hope more mothers become educated on the benefits of breastfeeding. I hope by posting this video I am able to bring much needed positive attention towards breastfeeding and more awareness to the tetanus crisis.

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