I think it's an absolutely gorgeous photo!
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10/10/08 at 12:43am
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.
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.
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Why would anyone think it's gross? Weird...
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.