In this letter, we appealed to the
producers of Friends to choose to have Rachel breastfeed her baby, show discussion
about it, and also have her feed the baby on the show. Our readers were also able to send written letters to: Viewer Relations, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112; Attention: Marta Kauffmann, David Crane, and Kevin Bright, Producers of Friends
Below is the 3 Minute Activist Letter that was sent.
Marta Kauffmann, Producer
David Crane, Producer
Kevin S. Bright, Producer
As most 20-to-30-somethings, I love the show "Friends"! I am particularly enjoying watching Rachel's pregnancy progress. Here is my request: please have Rachel choose (enthusiastically) to breastfeed her baby, and show discussion about it and her actually feeding her baby on the show. For reference (and maybe Rachel could quote some of this on the show!) here is a link to 101 Reasons to Breastfeed, including the numerous health benefits both for mom and baby, the convenience, and the benefits to our environment: http://www.promom.org/101.
Your show is such an influential one, and Rachel is such a caring, intelligent character, that it would make sense for her to do what is best for her baby.
Thank you for reading and considering my thoughts on this.