On Saturday afternoon Kim Kardashian tweeted the following:
"EWW Im at lunch,the woman at the table next 2 me is breast feeding her baby w no coverup then puts baby on the table and changes her diaper"
"Misunderstood tweet-The woman had her boobs out at restraunt yest feeding then laid her on table and changed her w the food there.Unsanitary"
"My sister breast feeds! Its a natural beautiful thing, there's nothing wrong w it, but she covers herself, not w her boobs exposed"
I am completely outraged. There is so much wrong with these statements that my mind is completely blown.
Some babies don't like to be covered up while eating. I covered up the first two times that I breastfed Pierce in public and then decided that it just wasn't worth it. He doesn't like it, he fights it then he gets hot, which makes me hot. Not to mention he was 6 days old and both of us were still trying to get the hang of this breastfeeding thing. I needed to be able to see the latch. Breastfeeding women shouldn't be expected to cover up. There is nothing to cover up. If they want to cover themselves for their own purposes then fine, but there is no reason to expect that a woman feeding her baby should use a cover.
I also take issue with the last statement. A breastfeeding woman does not have her "boobs exposed" any more than a woman wearing a low cut top such as in the picture on the left hand side of the screen. I have NEVER showed that much of either of my breasts when breastfeeding. When I breastfeed, I unhook my bra, and get my breast ready while it's still underneath my shirt, then lie my son down in front of it, pull my shirt up and latch him on. My nipple is exposed for maybe two seconds. And the top of my breast is covered with my shirt, the bottom with my son's head. The most exposed part of my body is actually my stomach where my shirt is pulled up.
Let us not forget that this is a woman (and I use the term loosely) who has posed for Playboy magazine. I'm sorry but any woman who has been featured in a magazine that is produced solely for the masturbatory pleasures of men has no right to tell women when they need to cover up. I don't have a problem with women posing for Playboy, I really don't. If you have the body and you want to be featured in a magazine like that, all the power to you. Really. But then don't make comments that women who are nourishing their children in the most healthy way possible need to cover up. You forfeit that right when you pose naked in an international magazine.
Just for good measure, I have included some pictures below of myself breastfeeding my son. Please feel free to compare them to the pictures posted here as well as 90% of the pictures that will show up if you do a Google Image search with the words "Kim Kardashian."