Photo of Military Moms Breastfeeding in Uniform Sparks Controversy
A photograph of two mothers who are members of the military breastfeeding while wearing their uniforms is sparking controversy as it circulates across the Internet. The photos are part of a breastfeeding awareness campaign called Mom2Mom of Fairchild Air Force Base. Yahoo! News has more:
The photo is part of a local breastfeeding awareness campaign by Mom2Mom of Fairchild Air Force Base, a support group launched in January by Crystal Scott, a military spouse and mother of three. Among the intimate close-ups of smiling young mothers cuddling their adorable babies, the images of the two airmen stand out.
“People are comparing breastfeeding in uniform to urinating and defecating in uniform. They’re comparing it to the woman who posed in “Playboy” in uniform [in 2007]” Scott told Yahoo! Shine in an interview. “We never expected it to be like this.”
“I’m an X-ray tech and I breastfeed in my uniform all the time,” Scott says. “Granted they’re scrubs. But people do it all the time in their uniforms. If you have a hungry baby, why would you take the time to change completely?”
Image: Military moms, via Mom2Mom