I never thought much about Selma Hyak before. I don’t think I can name any of her movies off the top of my head. I do enjoy the role she’s had on 30 Rock lately. However, she has now become one of my personal heroes. While in Africa, she met a sick baby who needed to be breastfed. So, she did what any good nursing mother should do, she nursed that baby. When talking about her experience, she explains that her great grandmother did something similar and she felt like it was the right thing to do.
However, this act of kindness has gotten all sorts of comments. Some people are actually kind of appalled by this. Others, ignorant about how breastfeeding works, actually accuse her of stealing milk from her own baby.
In my opinion, she is a true hero. She gave that baby some much needed nutrition. Watching the video is amazing. You can see the baby looking at her with love and thanks in his eyes. I would hope that if my child was hungry and in need, someone would step up and feed him. Way to go Selma!!