Beijing CNN A photo of a woman nursing her baby in a crowded Beijing subway train has unleashed a furious -- and some say much needed -- debate over breastfeeding in public in China. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.
We know how life is for a nursing mom in modern times. Thankfully, a very cool viral Facebook post is helping open eyes to the fact that this is nothing new. Rene Johnson shared some historical tidbits along with a whole slew of vintage photos of moms feeding their babies in front of other people.
There's a good reason the hashtags Brelfies and NormalizeBreastfeeding are trending — mothers are fighting for the right to share their breastfeeding photos on social media in hopes of making the topic more mainstream and less taboo. Even celebrity moms have joined in on the heated discussion. After all, nursing is a natural act between Mama and baby.
Nicolle Blackman had the sassiest response for a women who demanded she cover up whilst feeding in public, because her husband was staring. Irritated and frustrated, Nicolle chose to cover herself up instead of her son, who she maintained had every right to eat in public. Dining with her eldest daughter, Nicolle took to Facebook to share a picture the little girl had snapped.
But take that totally natural behavior and put it on a park bench or in a restaurant booth, and suddenly public breastfeeding sparks a debate. So what gives? Why is there still so much controversy over breastfeeding in public?
Here are 45 famous women who shared their nursing experiences and helped normalize breastfeeding. A post shared by chrissy teigen chrissyteigen on Jul 7, at am PDT. A post shared by P!
My drinking buddy. Think the breastfeeding selfie trend is just a thing for your Instagram friends to share with each other? Not quite!
The social attitude and legal status regarding the practice of breastfeeding babies in open view of the general public vary widely in cultures around the world. In many countries, both in the Global South and in a number of Western countries, breastfeeding in public is common and generally not regarded as an issue. In those countries, laws protect the nursing mother.