Breastfeeding photo too sexy? You be the judge!

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Breastfeeding photo too sexy? You be the judge!
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Wed, 04-18-2012 - 11:52am

If there's one thing that truly bugs us, it's the double standard that often applies when it comes to breasts: If there's a pair peeking out of a sheer tank on a billboard selling cars or soap, most people are fine with it. Put a mom discreetly feeding her babyunder a scarf at the mall and everyone freaks out.

So we're not sure what to make of this image from a 2010 issue of

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Registered: 02-06-2006
Wed, 04-18-2012 - 12:41pm

I don't think it's "too sexy" because it's meant to be provocative. To say it's "too" anything when being "too much" is the point doesn't make sense to me.

Just generally, I think it'd be great if a woman could casually expose that much of her breast to nurse her baby in public without it being such a big, prudeish deal. Whether I'd advise anyone to wear those hoochie shorts, no shirt under her jacket, etc. are a different matter all together. LOL.

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Registered: 01-27-2012
Wed, 04-18-2012 - 5:45pm
Lol - yeah the outfit itself is the real issue there.

- JM

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Registered: 09-08-2011
Wed, 04-18-2012 - 6:22pm

As an advertising campaign, the image is fine.

Momma to:
Madelyn, February 26, 2001
Aaron, January 2, 2005
Baby #3, October 2, 2012

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Registered: 07-08-2009
Thu, 04-19-2012 - 6:13am
I'm with everyone else on this. The act itself, no not too sexy but then again that isn't "real life" No breast feeding mother shows that much skin when feeding and that is also where my issue lies. Sitting next to a woman discreetly breast feeding her child is one thing. Sitting next to an almost nude mother breast feeding is completely different.
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Registered: 06-05-2004
Thu, 04-19-2012 - 9:53am

I don't have issue with how much skin.

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Registered: 02-06-2006
Thu, 04-19-2012 - 2:14pm
Honestly, they're just boobs. People act like a nip slip when a baby unlatches for a second in public is like the end of the world. Protect your children, husbands and the elderly!!!!! They could die from the shock of seeing a nipple being used for its intended purpose. Ohhhhh the horror!! LOL.

Americans are so prurient. We're alternately obsessed with sex/the human body & ashamed of it, particularly anything related to the female form. We read lewdness and lascivity into everything. Could there possibly be anything less sexual than a mother feeding her child? I mean seriously. Yet we've somehow so fetishized t*ts that the sight of them in any capacity is too much for people to handle. It's absurd.

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Registered: 06-05-2004
Thu, 04-19-2012 - 11:31pm

Jaime..

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Fri, 04-20-2012 - 10:35am

I think people in public should stay on the conservative side.

Momma to:
Madelyn, February 26, 2001
Aaron, January 2, 2005
Baby #3, October 2, 2012