Doctors and Hospitals in Mexico

Monday, June 16, 2014

Breast-feeding Campaign in Mexico: The Controversy, Part 2

If you've been following me, you might remember a post about a breast feeding campaign in Mexico City that was rather controversial. If you haven't heard about it, you can read my original article here.

Well, a group called Proyecto Alimente, an NGO aimed at promoting nutritional information and good eating in Mexico, has launched a counter-campaign. This campaign promotes images of bodies of real women who breast feed. It also features (in my humble opinion), better information about the myths and facts of breast feeding, while still talking about the stigma that women suffer from breast feeding in public.

I guess I have lived in the countryside for a long time now, since I don't see this stigma around, but apparently it's pretty strong (although I suspect not as strong as the stigma in the US) in the cities.

Anyway, what do you think? Is this campaign better than the original one? Do you think real bodies like these should be featured more in the media? Let us know in the comments.


Robert Ervin is a freelancer who writes about healthcare, medical tourism, and living in Mexico.

If you're considering traveling to Mexico for healthcare or retiring in Mexico, you may want to consider getting yourself a copy of The English's Speaker's Guide to Doctors and Hospitals in Mexico, in order to find a good doctor or hospital in the main towns and cities of Mexico, or The English Speaker's Guide to Medical Care in Mexico, to understand how the Mexican healthcare system works.

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