Most people get awkward around public breastfeeding. Mothers are made to feel guilty for this act. If a baby is feeding with bottle in open, so why he/she cannot fed from his/her mother. It is the mentality of people that showing breasts in open is a disturbing act. But it is just as simple as people eating out in a cafe, restaurant or even grabbing a sandwich on the subway. So why is it that we force new moms in our society to feed in the restrooms, if at all there is such a provision in public places. Would you ever tell an adult to have food on a toilet seat? So why should a tiny infant be subjected to such cruelty? These are pertinent questions that we need to ask ourselves as a society.

Some popular celebrities who supports breastfeeding in open.

  • Mila Kunis: Mila Kunis breastfed her daughter in open. mila kunis on breastfeedingKunis was shamed on media for feeding. But her daughter was hungry so she fed. She was asked in an interview with Vanity Fair about breastfeeding in open. She replied with an amazing answer.

I support every woman’s choice in what she wants to do and whatever makes them happy, but for me, I did nurse my child and I literally breast-fed everywhere. There were many times where I didn’t bring a cover with me, and so I just did it in a restaurant, in the subway, in the park, at airports, and in planes. Why did I do it in public? Because I had to feed my child. She’s hungry. I need to feed her whether it’s out of a bottle or out of my boob.”

salma hayek breastfeedingSalma Hayek:  The controversy began when salma breastfed during a charity trip to a one week old baby, because his mother was unable to produce milk. On this act she said that

“He was very hungry. I was weaning Valentina (her then two-year-old daughter), but I still had a lot of milk that I was pumping, so I breastfed the baby. You should have seen his eyes. When he felt the nourishment, he immediately stopped crying.

  • Miranda Kerr: Kerr supports breastfeeding in open. She said on open breastfeeding that

“I intend to breastfeed for as long as I can,” she said miranda kerr on breastfeedingafter having her gorgeous baby boy. My breast milk will give our little Flynn the nutrition he needs for his continued healthy development, and to all mums out there, I am sure you will make the right choice for you and your baby. “The pleasant surprise was that it also had the added benefit of promoting breastfeeding which to me is the most natural thing in the world and I love it.”

Maggie Gyllenhaal breastfeedingMaggie Gyllenhaal: Maggie was seen breastfeeding her baby in New York park. On asking about her experience about open breastfeeding, she said that

“I’m not a leave-them-in-their-crib-to-cry kind of girl. Fundamentally, I didn’t find that worked. You can’t tell another person when it’s right to stop breastfeeding, or how to put your kid to sleep. Every child is different.”

  • Mayim Bialik: She was breastfeeding her baby on subway train in New York city.  In an interview with HuffPost Live, she spoke that 

That was not a weak moment of parenting but mayim bialik breastfeedinga conscious decision of, ‘I have the best way to make this child happy and content right now. Our culture has a very, very bizarre relationship with breasts. Breastfeeding is not a sexual act. It’s an intimate act, and that makes some people uncomfortable, but it’s completely normal to have all of the human hormones that are released when you breastfeed regulating your relationship with your child.”  

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