I really dunno what is this big deal going on with breastfeeding and these celebrity moms, and a few other women who are taking selfies (some private, some by professional photographer) while nursing their babies and posting it on their Instragram, Twitter and Facebook.
Facebook has also lifted its banned on female nipples in photos of breastfeeding mothers.
""Breastfeeding should not be taboo – and bottle feeding should not be judged – it’s ALL fun for the whole family.”~ Jaime Kind
“Some people here think they don’t have to breastfeed, and I think, ‘Are you going to give chemical food to your child, when they are so little?’ There should be a worldwide law, in my opinion, that mothers should breastfeed their babies for six months.” Gisele Bunchen
Where these women are coming from?
Is it taboo in their part of the world and people frown upon those women who breastfeed their children?
Or are you one of those peeps who harass them like they are complaining literally under #FREETHENIPPLE hash tag?
Actually, why would you or any one harass any mother nursing her child in public places?
No one does that.
Breastfeeding is never an issue, neither a taboo thing anywhere in this world. As much as I know, women all around the world are doing it without any complain and taking pics. Also, last time I checked, we are mammals with milk glands, so technically we are supposed to feed our babies: privately or publicly.
The movement/campaign about nursing moms in public is these women's own frustration and imagination and nothing else.
#No One Cares !No body harass them !
#Get Over It. Normally others know this is a normal act.
We all know what they are doing with their child! We know kids need to be feed at odd hours. No one can starve them to death while finding a private place in park when they are crying for it.
However, we can't rule out that there are every kind of people there in the public places, and excepting no one stare is quite so native. Even in today's world it is this act is still consider to be done privately or in a covered way, be it western culture or eastern. Thus, they will obviously will look at you which will apparently make you uncomfortable to feed your child like that. That is why there are nursing rooms or some women cover it.
Anyway, breastfeeding is nothing new, unusual or outta this world. We all know how healthy, natural and important this is for any child.
I am totally in favor of breastfeeding a child and against formula milk for certain age. It's a good deed. My mom fed me and my other siblings for two and half year(with out taking any pics). I also reckon any mom who is healthy and able to do it, does that for certain time. It has so many health perks of it for mom and baby, which no one can deny. Period.
And for any reason, if she is not able to do it, then, still we are no one to judge her at all. (Some women can't) Her baby, her decision. Formula milk or breast feeding, we are still no one to tell her anything. That is why, Gisele Bunchen's opinion about making it a world wide law is not much possible.
“Breastfeeding is not a sexual act. It’s an intimate act, and that makes some people uncomfortable. But that’s completely normal to have all the humane hormones that are released when you breastfeed regulating your relationship with your child — that’s simply normal.”~Mayim Bialik
Who said it is "an sexual act?"
There is nothing sexual bout it ever. It is a natural, intimate and still a private thing ( to many). This "sexual act" is product of your own imagination, assumption, and photographer. #Get Over It.
Maybe with the passage of time, no body would give a hoot whether you are covered or uncovered while feeding your child in public, or posting those oh so wonderful moments pics on Facebook
People who have issue with it might get over it, who knows? However, if people start using your oh so private pics for some other reasons, then don't blame anyone.
Happy Breast Feeding !