Breastfeeding is a normal and natural thing and yet women are criticized if they share a photo of themselves feeding their baby’s. Many feel as if it is an act that should be done in the privacy of your own home.
Recently Kim Kardashian’s photos for Paper magazine were revealed and lets just say that if you didn’t see her sex tape with singer Ray J, you can catch a glimpse of the reality stars bod in the magazine.
The internet went crazy and Kim reportedly “broke” the internet. Yet the craziest thing isn’t that Kim was nude, it’s the fact that people are raving about her photos and yet many are offended when a breastfeeding photo surfaces. Here is a list of the top breastfeeding controversies to ever hit the media.
ALYSSA MILANO AND HER BREASTFEEDING SELFIE
The 41-year-old actress is a mother of two and becoming a mother may just be her proudest moment in life. So, she likes to show off her beautiful kids to the world. Recently Milano received backlash after posting a photo on Instagram of herself breasting her daughter Elizabella.
After Kardashian’s photos began making the rounds Milano had this to tweet. “Wait! I don’t get it. No disrespect to Kim but… people are offended by my breastfeeding selfies & are fine with her (amazing) booty cover?” Alyssa makes a good point here. Let’s continue shall we?
COLLEGE STUDENT BREASTFEEDS DAUGHTER
Karlesha Thurman received her accounting degree from California State University Long Beach. She was snapped by a friend at the ceremony breastfeeding her 3-month-old daughter. Twitter went crazy and began slamming the mother for breastfeeding her child while in her cap and gown.
On the flipside a photo of a Caucasian woman breastfeeding at her graduation has been praised and received a ton of likes. But that is another discussion.
ARE YOU MOM ENOUGH?
You may remember the Time Magazine cover, which featured a mom breastfeeding, her 3-year-old son. The cover caused a whole lot of ruckus and even resulted in death threats.
I’ll admit to being thrown off by the photo. Not because she was breastfeeding but because she was breastfeeding a 3-year-old. I mean, the kid’s got teeth.
MODERN FAMILY FEEDING
Modern Family star Julie Bowen released a photo in 2010 of herself, topless and feeding her twin sons. The photo became a primary topic during interviews.
SELMA HAYEK BREASTFEEDS RANDOM BABY
In 2009 Selma Hayek was is Sierra Leone when she was videoed breastfeeding a baby, that wasn’t hers. Hayek mentioned that the baby was hungry and she still had her milk so she decided to feed him.
The footage started an online debate as to whether it was acceptable for Hayek to breastfeed someone else’s child. Is there a breastfeeding controversy that shocked you? Comment below.