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Celeb Breastfeeding Pic: What's the Big Freaking Deal?!

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Angry Mom: On "Lopez Tonight," Julie Bowen from "Modern Family" showed off a photo of herself breastfeeding her twin boys. She said they wouldn't air the photo on "The View." A spokesman from the station claimed it was inappropriate for the show's daytime slot, saying it had "too much nudity."

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Are you kidding me? Don't we see more nudity in a Victoria's Secret commercial?

I just can't understand WHY people have a problem with the sight of a woman breastfeeding. It's the most natural thing in the world. It's not a perverted shot ... it's a picture of her twins EATING, for God's sakes. Why does this freak people out so much?

Many people on the Web are criticizing Bowen, saying she "crossed the line" and should have had more "boundaries."

Seriously?

Women show more cleavage walking down the street than you see in this picture. It's ludicrous to me that she is getting any grief over this at all.

BREASTFEEDING is not pornographic. If you have a problem with it, get your mind out of the gutter and look the other way!


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courtney May 24, 2010, 1:44 PM

please if anything Julie should be commended for breastfeeding her children most celebrities are to vain to do what is the healthiest most natural thing for a mother to do bigger stars have done it for decades academy award winning actress Joanne Woodward for example did it with all three of her daughters before it was normal to do it in the US

Amber May 24, 2010, 9:09 PM

Awesome work mama!

Jaime May 25, 2010, 2:38 AM

The problem here is not breastfeeding in public, that’s natural and necessary. However, think about the folks out there who are disturbed mentally, think about their thoughts and ideas (thoughts are physical) and consider protecting our bodies and babies from their perversions by using our common sense and discernment. Even Ellen Degeneres who I enjoy watching, recently showed pics of children hugging Disney characters and she sexualized it. Think about that, everyone.

Nicole May 25, 2010, 3:03 AM

Yes breastfeeding is natural but so is sex should should people have sex in public also? No…

Martha May 25, 2010, 3:05 AM

Breastfeeding is completely natural. There should be no stigma attached to it since breastfeeding is the reason we have breasts! If more celebrities were open about it maybe more women would do it. Anyone who has a problem with it should just get over it!

Holly May 25, 2010, 3:21 AM

Nicole I was thinking the same thing LOL

Louise May 25, 2010, 3:27 AM

WHEN MY CHILD WAS A BABY I BREASTFED, THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST THINGS A WOMAN CAN DO FOR HER BABY, THE EFFECTS WILL BE WITH THAT CHILD THROUGHOUT THAT CHILDS LIFE.

I UNDERSTAND THE CONCERNS, THEIR ARE A LOT OF DANGEROUS PEOPLE OUT THERE, BUT THAT’S WHY THEIR SHOULD BE A SMALL, PRIVATE AREA IN EVERY PUBLIC PLACE, RESTAURANTS, EVEN PARKS WHERE A WOMAN CAN BREASTFEED. ALSO, THEIR ARE BREASTPUMPS, SO A WOMAN CAN PUMP OUT HER MILK AND PUT IT IN A BABYS BOTTLE FOR USE WHEN SHE’S TAKING HER BABY OUT IN PUBLIC.

Melissa May 25, 2010, 3:27 AM

I do have to say that while I do not have a problem with any mom breastfeeding in public, this photo is a little weird. Their is such thing as modesty. Nothing wrong with using a little while nursing your child(ren).

Anonymous May 25, 2010, 3:34 AM

Beautiful pic. Any mama that can breastfeed, nevermind TWINS, is amazing. Rock on!

KeCo May 25, 2010, 4:02 AM

Wow, so according to the poster above, breastfeeding a child should be considered the same as sex? Wow, your morals are seriously skewed.

Breastfeeding is NOT SEX and people like you ruin it by causing pain, humiliation and embarrassment for so many women trying to take care of their children the RIGHT WAY.

Jarleth May 25, 2010, 4:11 AM

When Dylan said “Everybody must get stoned” most people thought it was a drug song but it wasn’t. The line that speaks to this is:

“They stone you when you try to be so good.”

Rock on, Momma.

Jessie May 25, 2010, 4:34 AM

This a beautiful photo! And I’m so happy that she was willing to share it.

Heather May 25, 2010, 4:34 AM

Give me a break. Rock on, mama—the only thing that matters here is those precious little babies and they don’t seem to be the least bit concerned.

Jen May 25, 2010, 4:56 AM

Listen, in my opinion, the debate here isn’t about breastfeeding or not. We all have read the research and we all do what we think is best for our kids.

Let me just ask a question - why is it necessary to show all your bits while you’re doing it? Is it healthier for the children to have your breasts publicly exposed while doing nursing? Do they get more vitamins that way? Don’t be silly.

Modestly feeding while saving your private parts for private still gives your children all the advantages of breastfeeding. Some of the best breast feeding moms can do so right in front of you without anyone even realizing it! This can be done with as little as a burp cloth or arrangement of your shirt. There is no need to use your breasts to make a point.

Robert May 25, 2010, 5:08 AM

The issue from the spokesperson’s standpoint is not one of sexiness or appropriateness, but simply one of Standards and Practices for the network.
You are wrong in stating that more is shown in a VS ad - here every part of the breast is showing, except for the areolae and nipples. If the network were to show the same shot without babies and the same amount of the breasts with, say, pasties on, it would be considered too much for standards and practices.
Breastfeeding is indeed wonderful and natural, but considering CBS was fined $500,000 for showing just as much of *one* of Janet Jackson’s breast, you can understand, perhaps a bit more, the spokesperson’s concern. The boob doesn’t change, only its function does.

renita May 25, 2010, 5:15 AM

I am proud of her, that she thinks enough of her kids to do the right thing and breastfeed.

The picture angle is awesome in itself and the La Leche League should put it in their books on the right way to feed twins.

I am more offended by anyone in a thong bikini in public which is purely sexual, where as this is just a beautiful natural non-sexual picture.

Wake-up world breasts are for breastfeeding!


Tee May 25, 2010, 5:22 AM

When you want to have a natural birth, do it in the parking lot where everyone is watching and afterwards post it on the net because its so natural!!!!!

Marcia Patterson May 25, 2010, 5:22 AM

It’s a precious shot… and the kind of vision that ought to be witnessed more often. Beautiful moments like this are missed by so many. What confounds me is WHY breasts (or any part of our body) are immediately sexualized upon exposure. The human body is (can be) beautiful. It’s what we DO with it that matters.

Allison May 25, 2010, 5:28 AM

Julie went up about 100 notches in likeability for me. I think this is awesome! I hear people say, oh, it’s impossible to nurse twins, I hope pictures like this can show that it is possible.

Mimi May 25, 2010, 5:42 AM

I love how people go into a tizzy and become prude when they see a woman breastfeeding, but have no problem going to the beach and seeing women basically in pasties or walking down any street and women having their breasts hang out for the world to see. People watch rated R movies ALL THE TIME with nudity, yet a woman feeding her child receives unwarranted backlash. This society is so mixed up it doesn’t know whether it’s coming or going. Breastfeeding and sex are two completely different things and to lump them as comparable is ridiculous! Grow up.


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