Breastfeeding is a hot topic these days and while women have breastfed their young since the beginning of time, it is now the topic of many debates.
While most people would agree that women have the right to breastfeed their babies, some feel like it should not be done in public places.
Many women say they have the right to breastfeed anytime, anywhere, and Alyssa Milano agrees.
She recently gave birth to her second baby, a little girl, this past October and she is of course breastfeeding.
When she posted a photo of herself breastfeeding her daughter on Twitter, she received a lot of support and criticism that she wasn’t really expecting.
“I just think it’s important for women to feel comfortable feeding their babies wherever,” she told E! News. “If we’re in public, we shouldn’t have to go in the bathroom.”
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She added, “I don’t want to eat in a public bathroom. Why should I feed my baby in a public bathroom?”
She went on to say that she doesn’t understand why people are against breastfeeding in public places and thinks the issue is something the haters should get over.
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“I think it has a lot to do with the sexualization of women’s bodies,” she shared. “I think it’s almost more shocking if you show a picture of the body doing what it’s supposed to be doing than a sexy picture of yourself in a bathing suit or something like that. It’s just a weird double standard I think.”
Milano hopes that her celebrity status will bring more positive attention to breastfeeding and hopes that other women will feel comfortable feeding their babies wherever they need to do it.