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Wednesday, January 04, 2006There's was a great image over at Blogging Baby yesterday that shows a photo of a mother breastfeeding in public while her other children look on. It's pretty much the perfect example of what any mother I've ever seen nursing in public looks like. From a distance of more than a few feet, it simply looks like she's cuddling up with her little one.
That photo sparked some curiosity and got me out hunting for other images of moms breastfeeding their children in public. Surely if there are tons of women "whipping out" their breasts in public and offending people, there out to be a picture or two that shows a pretty egregious incident, right?
Possibly, but I sure couldn't find them and I like to think that I'm fairly skilled when it comes to search engines.
I did find quite a few interesting photos though...
A great photo of Theresa Healey and Robyn Malcolm breastfeeding their children in public. Healey and Malcolm are two well-known actresses from Oz that wanted to help show how natural breastfeeding was and thus posed for the picture for World Breastfeeding Week.
An absolutely beautiful photo of Lucy Lawless nursing her son for an ad that ran as part of New Zealand's Breastfeeding Awareness week.
A whole collection of photos of mothers breastfeeding in public on a site that offers up tips and advice on how to do it. The great thing about these photos is that these mothers are not actresses or models, they are real moms. Some of them beautiful, some of them average, some young, some more mature, some that are slim, some that are huggable. ;) The point is that all of them are happily nursing their child and no one would be the wiser if the photos were not labeled.
I did find a posed picture for a new story about breastfeeding in public that showed some areola...but it was taken from about 8 inches away and again, clearly posed. I doubt too many people sneak up and stare at a nursing mom from less than a foot away without getting smacked. ;)