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Old 10-10-2008, 10:06 PM
 
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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.
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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.
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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!

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WOW! That is a gorgeous photo. Very elegant. I'm very happy to see it out there and normal.
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I must be blind cuz I don't even say the baby, let alone any breast
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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.

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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!

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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...
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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.
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I was just coming to make sure y'all knew about this. So great!
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they did a segment abut this (very brief) on the today show and had someone from LLL say how wonderful it is that Jolie brought normalcy to breastfeeding.
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