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I've never thought I had much in common with Selma Blair before. But she's my new lactivist hero, thanks to her belief in breastfeeding her hungry baby, eight-month-old Arthur Saint, whenever and wherever necessary.
"The only time he cries is if he's hungry," she told People."We all have nipples. I don't care who I offend; my baby wants to eat. If I can't get a cover over me quick enough, so be it."
Can I get an Amen? Celebs like Selma, Beyonce and other famous mamas who breastfeed in public are such a welcome antidote to the ignoramuses out there (I'm talking to you, Kasey Kahne and random Us Weekly commenters) who seem to think that nursing moms should stay home or retreat to a public toilet when it's time to feed their babes, lest some unsuspecting passerby get a glimpse -- oh, the horror! -- of a non-Lohan/Klum/insert-your-favorite-topless-celebrity-here breast.
As a breastfeeding mama myself (and obviously, one who shares Selma's willingness to nurse whenever necessary), I find it refreshing to have another vocal ally in Hollywood. What's your take?