Saturday, July 16, 2016

What Happened When a Woman Gave This Breastfeeding Mother a Stare Down
Florida mom Ashley Kaidel is going viral for her Facebook post about dealing with a breastfeeding shamer at an undisclosed restaurant.

Kaidel went on to say that breastfeeding mothers are protected under federal law to breastfeed wherever they need to. She also noted the hypocrisy of people who shame breastfeeding yet treat breasts as if they only exist to arouse men.

"[B]reasts were made to sustain your baby's life before they were made to bring pleasure to any other man, woman, partner or spouse. Their sole purpose is to make food and dispense it straight into a baby's mouth. There is nothing weird about this and there's no difference in me feeding my baby with my breast than you feeding yourself with a spoon."
Kaidel is far from the first woman to note the ridiculousness of shaming breastfeeding mothers. Actress Alyssa Milano recently faced backlash on social media when she posted an old photograph showing her breastfeeding her baby:
Milano said later on that it's crazy to her that singers like Miley Cyrus receive less criticism for showing their breasts in an a sexual way while she gets criticism for breastfeeding — a big part of motherhood.
"I don't care," Milano told Entertainment Tonight. "Everyone's fine with [Miley Cyrus'] nipples being out. I think people are more comfortable sexualizing breasts than relating them to what they were made for, which is feeding another human."

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