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post #21 of 41
I think it's an absolutely gorgeous photo!
post #22 of 41
It freaks me out that this is a major story on the wire services. I didn't realize how "shocking" breastfeeding is. Have I been that out of touch? I guess I am too used to breastfeeding pics in Mothering and New Beginnings that I didn't realize nursing pictures aren't printed in other media. What's the big deal? Although I think it is a lovely photo, I am disappointed in the state of our culture.

I hope this leads to more celebrities breastfeeding in photo shoots, like with Demi Moore's Vanity fair nude pregnancy shoot.
post #23 of 41
I think it's a beautiful photo. She looks so hazy and happily exhausted -- it's a classic babymoon photo.
post #24 of 41
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Originally Posted by pumpkinhead View Post
I think it's a gorgeous photo. For many of us, that's what nursing looks like. It's discreet inofitself with no real effort on our part. I think it's an intimate photo because it was taken by her lover very shortly after the birth of her twins in their Chateau with her in her nightgown. Babymoons are an intimate time. A milky, hazy, exhausting, content, blissful time. That's the nature of the beast.

I think it's an amazingly beautiful picture. I love that little "starfish" hand sticking up.
I agree completely. Absolutely how I feel about it.

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Originally Posted by beru View Post
It freaks me out that this is a major story on the wire services. I didn't realize how "shocking" breastfeeding is. Have I been that out of touch? I guess I am too used to breastfeeding pics in Mothering and New Beginnings that I didn't realize nursing pictures aren't printed in other media. What's the big deal? Although I think it is a lovely photo, I am disappointed in the state of our culture.
That's why I think this photo is so important and I'm so happy about it. I think it does help normalize breastfeeding. It's a very famous mom looking absolutely blissful about what's happening in the moment, which just happens to be breastfeeding. And it is a pretty non-controversial image itself, which helps not because she's hiding something (she's not hiding anything) but because it challenges the notion that it would be indecent to put a mother and baby in the act of breastfeeding on the cover of a major magazine. It gives those people who feel inherently scandalized at the mere thought of such a thing pause, or at least I hope it does.
post #25 of 41
Not to hijack this discussion too much, but I really feel like breastfeeding is becoming more and more normalized, even in mainstream culture. It could be selection bias, but I feel like I've seen the shift even in the last two or three years. I think this photo is one more example of that.

Here's what she had to say about the photo:
Jolie said: "I'm with a man who's evolved enough to look at my body and see it as more beautiful, because of the journey it has taken and what it has created. He genuinely sees it that way. So I genuinely feel even sexier."
post #26 of 41
E news made A HUGE deal about it's apparent shock value???? And put it on their rumor segment??????????? So lame. But it at least it made people look.
post #27 of 41
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Originally Posted by 2lil'monkeys View Post
Check out this poll:

http://www.popeater.com/movies/artic...350x1200653267

This cover is:
Gorgeous 58%
OK 29%
Gross 13%

Total Votes: 13,739

Why would anyone think it's gross? Weird...
Now the results are:
This cover is:
Gorgeous56%44,792
OK32%25,437
Gross12%9,090
post #28 of 41
I think it's beautiful!

So pathetic that ppl would be shocked. We see more in the Victorias Secret adds on tv. I'm shocked about the freaking herpes adds. Sheesh. Let's see more breastfeeding adds...at least they show what boobs are really for. LOL.
post #29 of 41
I like it too, but as a nursing mama of twins- i totally wanted her to be tandem nursing!
post #30 of 41
A friend of mine (who poopoos all things motherhood and child related) sent me the picture saying that I might like that Angelina was joining the BF army. My answer was, "yeah, doesn't she look militant and pushy in this pic?".

I think they're beautiful photos, and it will take a while for pics like this to be posted without mention of being "tasteful" or "private". We've got to start somewhere!
post #31 of 41
I think she is using her public voice for positive causes and I admire that in a person.

She is walking the walk and talking the talk.
post #32 of 41
The word that came to mind when I saw this photo was "blissful," which is just how I felt when nursing (although I didn't look as good!). I thought it was beautiful!

Like it or not, lots of people out there think breastfeeding is icky. If this photo changes even one person's mind, it's done its job.
post #33 of 41
Even though there is very little shown I still think that it is really great that she will come out with it! I do wish that it was a tandem photo, but one is still great!
post #34 of 41
WOW! That is a gorgeous photo. Very elegant. I'm very happy to see it out there and normal.
post #35 of 41
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Originally Posted by MaryJaneLouise View Post
I must be blind cuz I don't even say the baby, let alone any breast
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post #36 of 41
I notice that this is W's 'Art Issue'. While I think that breastfeeding is beautiful and can certainly be portrayed artistically, I worry that by pairing breastfeeding with high art and celebrity photos it gives the impression to everyday people that it is unusual, exclusive and/or a luxury. I'd like to see a magazine cover with a regular mom breastfeeding her baby on a bench at the mall, not hidden away in some 'feeding room', bathroom or car. THAT would blow me away -- a sign that breastfeeding is moving towards normalization among the general public.

I suppose with the way people idolize and copy celebrities these days though, it will hopefully influence some people in a positive way.
post #37 of 41
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Originally Posted by Romana9+2 View Post
I *LOVE* the photo! You can see lots of top boob. It's a comfy nightgown/top, just pulled right down casually to nurse. No blankets, no baby covering, no shame. And you can see the baby's hand. And she looks SOOO happy.

Sorry, I love it! I think it does great things for breastfeeding normalcy and promotion. I love it.

I personally wouldn't want more of me visible on a magazine cover while breastfeeding. I don't cover while NIP but I don't want anyone to see my nipple either, if I can help it.

I think it's a lovely, warm, pro-bf photo.
This is exactly how I feel. I absolutely LOVE it!
post #38 of 41
I cannot believe that we have *here* negative reactions to this... This is *huge* for "lactivism" no matter how you feel about any aspect of it. Even the promoting of 'shock value' is still helping the cause, if you will. It's such a gorgeous picture....Some want her topless with nipples exposed and a close up of "deep latch positioning"? Come on! It's snapshot of a beautiful woman breastfeeding....it's a family photo for chrissake.
ok, sorry...i just am so happy about this. truly. because i live in that mainstream with the 'W' mag readers...
post #39 of 41
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I think it's a beautiful photo. She looks so hazy and happily exhausted -- it's a classic babymoon photo.
This sums up my feeling toward the picture.
post #40 of 41
I was just coming to make sure y'all knew about this. So great!
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