Sometimes I feel it’s like the movie Groundhog Day each time a celebrity posts a photo of herself breastfeeding a child on social media. The celebs say they are doing it to share, to lessen the stigma, and to support other women and encourage them to breastfeed their babies.
Nonetheless, a good chunk of society is still not cool with seeing exposed breast in public and definitely not on their social media stream. Plenty believe it should be kept private and then there are those (many among the 3K+ and counting commenters on this Yahoo! story about the photo) that will call the celeb a “fame whore” only sharing the imagery for glory and attention and not true altruistic purposes.
Even when wary graduating college students do it out of convenience to hush a crying baby and share in social media, they’re getting flak.
Alyssa Milano, who just welcomed daughter Elizabella with husband David Bugliari, is the latest. Milano, who also has a 3-year old son, Milo, with Bugliari, shared a photo on her Instagram account this past Monday, October 27 with a quote from Milan Kundera’s “Life of Elsewhere”.
Very cool just don’t read some of the comments in the various articles about the photo.
We know who you are and where your heart is Alyssa. Kudos to you for being an advocate!