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The 3 Minute Activist
Close to Home (March 11, 2021)


Please help us thank the new CBS show 'Close to Home' for portraying a breastfeeding professional mom at work. Ask them to please continue showing Annabeth conquer her breastmilk supply issues.

You can contact CBS and Close to Home by doing the following:

Go to the CBS web site

Step 1 - Go to the bottom of that page. At the very bottom, click on the "Feedback" link.

Step 2 - Fill out the form: The "CBS Television" option should already be selected. Choose the CBS Catagory "Close to Home" in the Regarding field. And select for a Message Type the "Complaint" option. Fill in your First Name, Last Name, and email address. Copy and paste this letter or your own letter into the "Your Message" field. Click "SUBMIT".

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Close to Home Writers and Producers
CBS Television Network
51 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019

Dear CBS and Close To Home,

As a breastfeeding mom it was great to see a breastfeeding mother working outside the home realistically portrayed on Close To Home on CBS, complete with personal fridge to store milk, and breastpumps out in the open. Seeing the character Annabeth pumping at a desk and her expressed milk in the fridge, hopefully will go a long way to show people that mothers can work and continue to breastfeed their children at the same time.

I hope you don't let the character Annabeth Chase on "Close to Home" be pushed to wean. Your recent portrayals of her as exhausted and worn out by breastfeeding and pumping seem if you are setting the scene for her to give up. That's a terrible message to send to your viewers. I can tell you that considering the age of Annabeth's baby, they've gotten over the hump and things will get easier from here on out.

In fact, the most common reason mothers stop breastfeeding in the U.S. is that they think they have "low milk supply." It is a myth that low supply means women need to give up breastfeeding. In some situations, mothers who think they do not have enough milk actually have too much milk! Mothers who get support for knowledgeable health professionals will be happier mothers. or

The World Health Organization and UNICEF both recommend breastfeeding until at least age 2 and that recommendation does not exclude working mothers. The public support for breastfeeding is growing as awareness spreads and with this character you are in a position of great power and greater responsibility. or

The character of Annabeth is a positive role model for working mothers, a positive role model for nursing mothers, and can show future parents that it is indeed possible to balance home and career despite the rough patches every family and every career go through. Thank you for another great series, one that does hit closer to home than many others. Please keep it up!

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