When did it become okay for us to define how a mother should celebrate her bond with her child? For actress Alyssa Milano, this celebration includes posting pictures of her “breastfeeding journey” on Instagram.
On “The Wendy Williams Show” this Wednesday, Milano expressed her surprise regarding the backlash over breastfeeding in public that her posts ignited.
“It was kind of shocking that we were that sort of opinionated about something that’s supposed to be so incredibly natural.” Milano firmly stated, but host Wendy Williams disagreed completely.
The two women stood their ground presenting both sides of the controversy, even bringing up the sexuality vs. functionality of breasts. Milano challenged Williams about why it is acceptable when Miley Cyrus flaunts her near naked body, but a mother caring for her child in public is not.
Breastfeeding is very intimate, as is allowing someone else to view your naked body, Milano argued. But, when a mother decides to breastfeed her child, she has committed to something that is far from easy. Each does the best she can, and the last thing she needs is to feel embarrassed or judged. Milano further points out that those, like Williams, who “don’t want to see that” are the minority when this conversation is considered on a world scale.
What is it about our culture that makes many of us cringe at what is actually a normal part of motherhood? Having a baby is being a sexy, strong and successful woman. Milano reminds mothers to stop hiding and #bebold instead!
Gal grew up in the world of theatre and dance. She loves using that creativity to find what moves us and awakens our inner passions. Through sharing inspirational voices on bold.global and Bold Blend, Gal hopes to help ignite the belief that when we celebrate each other, it is possible to break boundaries and live a bold life!