Why Breastfeeding In Public Is OK, And How Celebrities Support Mothers Breastfeeding Their Babies

Date March 15, 2018 17:52

We live in a modern developed society with so many people thinking outside the set boundaries. How come breastfeeding is such a controversial topic still?


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Why breastfeeding in public is okay.

Definitely, a woman who is breastfeeding on a bench can distract or make some people feel uncomfortable sometimes. However, it is not the act itself which makes some people angry. The act is simple and natural – a mother feeding her baby.

So why would anyone be bothered by this? The problem lies in the sexual aspect of the act. To be fair, nowadays, almost everything is sexualized, and especially the female body.


Basically, we are trained by society to react in a certain way. Some people cannot be trained, some think that they cannot be trained, and some are perfectly fine with that. Whatever the situation is, female breasts are a sexual object for the most part. And we are trained to see it that way. However, when a woman is breastfeeding, she is just a mother to her child. And let's be honest, nipples are covered anyways.

Celebrities support mothers breastfeeding their babies.

Many celebrities have spoken out and supported the idea that breastfeeding is a natural thing and can be done in public:

1. Olivia Wilde

2. Gisele Bundchen

5. Tess Holiday

There are many more celebrities who talk about breastfeeding and support all mothers out there! Some of them are even sharing struggles about it. Recently, Emily MacDonagh, Peter Andre’s wife, opened up about her experience of breastfeeding:

It’s important we really support women who can breastfeed. I personally breastfed both my kids and loved it. I had no problems at all with my first baby and presumed it would be the same with my second. [But I] was surprised to find it was really, really difficult. I needed all the support out there. I had an amazing breastfeeding support worker who I didn’t even know existed until I needed her. My midwife and everyone were amazing. I think it’s being able to say I’m struggling and I need help.

It is natural to breastfeed babies, so why it should be inappropriate in public?

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