Monday, August 31, 2009

You’re the Breast … Arrouunndd! (NSFW)

You're The Breast

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  1. Meh, this is fine. In Toronto anyway, women breastfeed anywhere and it’s not a big deal.

  2. but as a profile pic?

  3. Don’t see the big deal. She’s showing about as much as any random club skank, and she’s actually doing something useful with it.

  4. I can’t tell if the baby’s face is being blurred for identification purposes or if it’s to cover up the nipple.

  5. Dear heavens, this is a PROFILE pic? And for the record, I’d love to know what Angeljade named her child…

  6. *Rubs hands in glee*

    Ok, SOMEONE give me a reasoned argument as to why this isn’t a suitable profile picture? And yes, that’s “reasoned” as in slightly more than “cos it’s someone’s boobs!”

    Oh and well said Lynn. If this was a girl flashing her boobs at all and sundry in a club (minus baby) there would be no comment…

  7. ” And for the record, I’d love to know what Angeljade named her child…”

    ahahaha

  8. Actually if this was a chick flashing her tits for some kind of sexual and/or attention seeking purpose there WOULD be many, many comments. She would be labelled “slut”, “whore”, “ho”, “skank” amongst other offensive and sexist names which are used so often by otherwise intelligent people.
    If you need examples please have a look through all the other comments on this site. Surely I’m not the only one who’s noticed..

  9. For those that don’t understand why it’s lame to put a picture of yourself breastfeeding as your facebook profile picture, I have no interest in arguing with a dining room table.

    For those that do, we know no one wants to go to their home page to be greeted with saggy tits with a baby attached.

  10. Alright, will concede on that point. Not convinced that just any pic of a tits out chick would even show up on lamebook in the first place though, without some sort of added…lameness. I.e. girl in question can’t spell or something else amusing.

    But I still maintain that there is absolutely nothing wrong with a woman displaying a breastfeeding picture as her profile picture.

  11. We “know” that no-one does? Jeez, better take a quick head check, and tell a lot of my friends to do the same then. I love seeing breastfeeding pics, they’re cute. And the more I see them, the more I see that breastfeeding is being “normalised”. If it weren’t for people’s childish and ignorant attitudes it would be no different to seeing a picture of a baby being fed a bottle.

  12. Ratcoon, those boobs aren’t saggy…they are plump and full of milk…I bet you are a bit saggy where it counts though!

    Nothing lame about this, just a proud Mum. The friend of hers who posted this to Lamebook is the lame party.

  13. I bet this is lame because angeljade is actually the baby and she’s bragging to all the other babies on facebook who have to drink formula all day

  14. Well I think it’s beautiful, and would be much more offended at the sight of someone bottlefeeding their baby on their profile picture.

  15. why is this lame? aw, that’s so not lame. it’s like, ZOMGLOL BOOBIES!!

  16. Hurrah some support, I thought I was on my own for a minute there! The word “Breastapo” is going to start getting thrown around I can feel it in my waters ;o)

  17. what on earth is that thing being blurred out on the right side of the photo?

  18. in the United States, it’s absolutely legal to breastfeed anywhere at any time. And I expect that other more progressive countries embrace it even more readily. The only lameness I see in this situation is that someone is prudish enough to consider public breastfeeding a problem.

  19. What makes it lame is that as “beautiful” as it is, it’s a private action between mother and child. There are plenty of other things in our culture that are “beautiful” or otherwise normal, but we wouldn’t post for the World Wide Web (note, worldwide) to see.

  20. shtevie & most others who posted I agree completely this is not a lame photo. Breastfeeding is natural and normal. Personally I don’t think it’s beautiful, but to the kid’s parents it probably is.
    However, why is it “offensive” to bottle feed a baby? Not all mothers can breast feed. There’s no need to vilify them.

  21. I really don’t see anything wrong with this. Sure, it’s a little personal, but people constantly post tyi. Lamebook failed with this one, I sent in a way better post and I’ve never seen it up : (

  22. But surely that’s her decision Steve? If she wants to keep it private then that is her right but she’s chosen to share it with people, so why does that bother you?

    There’s no reason it SHOULD be private, although I do appreciate some mothers choose to keep it so. It’s just a baby being fed. Do you think a bottlefeeding baby should be a private act as well? I suspect not…

    Also am unsure what the web being world-wide has to do with the price of fish. People breastfeed worldwide….

  23. I’m with ratcoon.

  24. Also, they probably should have hidden her first name instead of her last. It took 2 seconds to find her profile on Facebook.

  25. I didn’t say it was offensive, so I will leave the person who made that comment to defend that statement :o ) I have both breast and bottle fed and have no intention of vilifying anyone.

    However I do think that it should be just as normal to see pictures of breastfeeding as it is to see pictures of bottlefeeding. Sadly, it seems this will never be the case due to people’s small minded attitudes.

  26. lose the ‘tude dude.

  27. Maybe, just maybe, lamebook is attempting to make fun of facebook’s policy to take down pictures of breastfeeding because fb considers them obscene? That’s how I’ll choose to look at this…

  28. I really need clarification as to what is blurred out on the right over there. My imagination works overtime, and I can’t make it rule out “Giant pasty camel penis.”

  29. There are people as young as 13 on Facebook. While I figure most wouldn’t mind seeing this, I’m sure there are a few and quite a number of parents that would not want their child to see this, no matter how beautiful it is.

  30. Oh facebook has the dodgiest policies ever. They took down a piture I had posted in a group which contained some very mild male semi-nudity. It was a photo from a calendar raising money for brest cancer research and the exact picture had featured on our national 6pm news. All for a good cause and really very restrained. However, facebook considered it offensive, removed the picture and threatened to ban me. In the same group there still remains picture of undeage girls wearing not much coupled with references to jailbait.

  31. this is too much, it’s good this girl is taking care of probably one of many children i’m sure she has, by seeing her pick of profile pictures she’s sure a classy gal.
    i feel this is offensive in some way. i’m not going to put up a profile pic of my tit hanging out so i don’t want to see yours. even though she is feeding her child i don’t think this is ok. do you see guys wagging their dicks as profile pix???
    but if people stopped being stupid then i’d have no one to judge and comment on.

  32. Sarah that’s the Mum’s face. The photo is taken from a high angle the Mum’ back is fcing towards the right of the picture. See the line next to the baby’s head? That’s the crease between her boob and her upper arm.
    Justin – LMFAO are you serious?? The vast majority of times I have witnessed breastfeeding is when my Mum used to feed one of my brothers or myself. Why would a parent be worried about a young child witnessing breastfeeding? They probably remember it LOL

  33. Justin if any parent would not want their 13 year old child seeing a breastfeeding picture they need their heads examined.

    There’s a lot worse than pictures of women breastfeeding online, and I’m sure many 13 year olds have seen it!

    Apryl, I don’t see guys wagging their dicks as profile pics no, but then I don’t know anyone who would do that, and it’s not something I go looking for ;o). However, it’s not the same. If there was a guy just rocking out with his cock out, it serves no purpose (other than making him look stupid that is). But this woman is feeding her baby. It’s not gratuitous, I imagine even without blurring little or no nipple would be shown, so what’s wrong with it?

    I and many of my friends have had our breastfeeding pictures removed from facebook for obscenity, and yet there are still racist, homophobic and violent groups allowed to remain, with some of the most disgusting pictures and comments I have ever had the misfortune to encounter. Facebooks policies are WRONG!

  34. No no no, this is not appropriate for a FB profile pic! Bury it in an album somewhere. What’s next, pictures of full diapers and/or potties? I am not prudish in any shape or form, but this is just tacky. Almost as tacky as Angeljade’s name. Ahem…

  35. It is tacky ok, but c`mon who doesn’t like boobs? Clearly the baby on the picture does… This is a FAIL for lamebook…

  36. Apryl, theres no way in hell you can compare a mother posting a picture of herself breastfeeding her baby to a guy “wagging his dick around” in a profile picture. Its a picture of her feeding her child for chrissake, its not like shes at some party obscenely flashing herself. Breastfeeding is something that mother nature intended but some of you act like its a dirty thing. Grow up.

  37. To join the great debate:

    I don’t think that this picture is lame, but I think it’s lame it was used as a profile picture. Not everyone wants to see that, though many people don’t care.

    I personally think it should be a private affair, but that’s the opinion of one person.

    I agree with Sixkiller. This is a big fail for Lamebook. :p

  38. I really don’t understand the attitude towards breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is not a sexual or obscene thing. It’s a breast, for god’s sake. It’s not like seeing one is going to scar little Timmy forever. I don’t see people going around finding profile pictures of girls wearing exceptionally low-cut shirts (which shows pretty much the same amount) and talking about how there are kids as young as 13 on Facebook and WON’T SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN. People act like this would be the first time a 13-year-old will have seen a breast. Isn’t showing that breasts aren’t just there to be ogled at a healthier attitude anyway?

    Damn, people. Lady Gaga is walking around with no pants on and this woman’s getting aggro for feeding her baby.

  39. Two things:

    First, breastfeeding is, of course, not a problem–it’s natural, it’s fine, and who gives a shit about the mother’s titties? She had an actual human gestating inside her, until it was violently ejected from her body; I think we can cut her some slack.

    Second: it’s the mother’s tube-top, the string jewelry, and the name “Angeljade” that should be cause for concern. More than anything, the fact that the baby makes up less than one-third of the picture should tell you someone is craving attention, and it ain’t the infant.

  40. Also I think I get some kind of prize for using the word “breast” that many times in one post.

  41. I refuse to post until Boz….pops up!

  42. OK, breast-feeding is natural. So is the act that made the baby. So using the above commenter’s logic, it should be OK to post pictures of people having sex. Hey, I’m all for that. And I’m all for letting 13 year old kids see those pictures too.
    Let’s all boycott facebook until they allow us all to post pictures of the natural act of having sex. And every other natural act.

  43. Like pooping.

  44. Thank you for comment number 42. If you’re going to argue “It’s natural, therefore beautiful, therefore appropriate to share publicly, you best be prepared to extend that argument to all natural acts.

    That said, I’m not particularly offended by breastfeeding in public, but I do have a problem with this picture. That kid is going to grow up. And that picture will still be there. And any of his/her friends with the slightest bit of computer literacy will be able to find it. I don’t think parents like this comprehend that idea– how many of you would like your entire childhood to be publicly searchable for ever and ever?

  45. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_Facebook#Breastfeeding_photos

  46. Yes, breastfeeding in public is legal and ok. But let’s face it, “Angeljade” is a trashy, unwed mother who still just wants to be like “Hey everyone, look at my boob!” and by showing her sure-to-be-messed-up child with it, she can’t get in trouble. LAMEbook appropriate indeed. Mothers, enjoy your intimate moments breastfeeding with your children, but the world does not need to see, especially in a PROFILE picture.

  47. @Fiona #34; “What’s next, pictures of full diapers and/or potties?”

    You obviously managed to miss *this* little bundle of joy . . .
    http://www.lamebook.com/stoolbaby-nsfw

    (and if you dig deep enough, there’s a wall conversation about potty training that deservedly made it to this site too)

    Breastfeeding; lame how? Full diaper; lame wow!
    *barf*

  48. While I wholeheartedly believe in breastfeeding – and nursed two of my own – I would NEVER EVER EVER post a picture of myself online. Not because it’s lewd in any way, but because of all the freaks and pervs out there. I also WOULD NEVER post a picture of my child’s dirty diaper (like last week’s lamebook mother-of-the-year did) for the very same reasons. Think, people!!! And you mothers, especially… THINK!!!

  49. Sorry, Lamebook, this one is fail. She’s doing nothing wrong. I’d much rather see this picture than some of the other ones you’ve posted. It looks like you can’t really even see anything, certainly not more than if someone had posted a picture of themself in a bathing suit.

  50. I’m sick of people defending public breast feeding on the grounds that it’s “not sexual” and we are all “prudes” or “Puritans” or whatever if we think so. Nobody in their right mind would argue that it’s sexual; that’s not the issue here.

    The issue is that in American culture [so I'm automatically disregarding those of you using the word "mum" when you clearly mean "mom"], women do not bare their breasts down to the nipple except in private or in strip clubs. It’s simply not done. The fact that a baby is suckling at said nipple does not change this at all. It’s not about “oh she’s just FEEDING her BAYYYBEEE”; it’s that she’s exposing a body part that women in our culture do not otherwise expose, and that’s tacky, rude, and exhibitionistic.

  51. Robb I also live in Toronto and I’ve never seen anyone breastfeed in public.
    So it either doesn’t happen or they’re hiding it well.
    But the day that a woman next to me whips out her boob on the subway is when I put my foot down.

  52. LOL ALL OF YOU MISSED THAT BIG THING CENSORED ON THE RIGHT THERE.

  53. @chunder — Thank *goodness* I missed both the wall convo about potty training and the full potty picture you linked!

    In my experience, new parents like her just don’t ever seem to get is that other people generally don’t care about their progress as a parent.

    Yeah, I’m happy when they are born, and will buy them presents every year, but I don’t need or want to see Junior’s dinnertime when I am checking my FB messages ;)

  54. Shtevie man, you’re weird. This is just considered innapropriate. If you want, I can send pictures of me taking a shit. My emptying my bowels into a porcelain bowl is natural and beautiful, so please — toss me an e-mail address and I’ll get that going for ya.

  55. Me* … blah blah no edit button I can’t spell.

  56. Wow this is truly disgusting. When will women learn that we do not only NOT want to see breast feeding but the entire act should be abolished.

    I grew up on Pepto Bismol and horse radish as a young babe and I turned out fine.

    Personally I think breast feeding is on par with public nudity, rape and such other acts which are deemed “funny” on an ongoing basis. Society needs a wake up call and as usual Facebook must make the first steps as it has done all throughout history.

  57. Jezbinder you are a fucking MORON.

  58. @ Jezbinder.

    I totally agree. I think breast feeding is disgusting. If a woman can walk around with her tit hanging out and a kid latched on to it, than I should be able to walk around with my tit hanging out and a nipple ring attached to it.
    But no, I would be arrested for public nudity.
    The only argument that pro-breast feeders can give is that it’s a “natural” thing.
    Well, so is shitting, but we don’t do that in public now do we?

  59. @ Caz. You wouldn’t be arrested, just as long as you could argue that it’s your nipple ring’s dinnertime.

  60. I’m all for women breast feeding in public. No need to pop the whole boob out (would you do it if you didn’t have a kid??), but discreet breastfeeding? A-OK. HOWEVER, if any of the bitches on my friend’s list decide to flash me through facebook… delete button will be used.

  61. Ya I actually read in the news that someone received a fine for urinating in a department store and then three pages later we hear about how sensational it was that a woman breast feed in a Zellers. Excuse me but I fail to see the difference.

    Women seriously need to stop whining, personally I think the whole pregnancy thing is overblown and not to sound sexist but is just another thing for women to bitch about.

  62. the only thing i find lae is that it made it on this side and that there are so many prudes here

  63. If a man had a picture of one of his balls hanging out of his boxers, everyone would be offended, but for some reason its ok to breast feed in public.

  64. hey, balls are natural. And they need air every now and then.

  65. Nice one #24. You can see that she’s now changed her profile picture though… apparently she IS lame enough to post a semi-private pic and not realize that, thanks to Lamebook, she just flashed THE ENTIRE INTERNET!

    Please, please, PLEASE do not post pictures of your body parts as your profile picture. Face is fine… maybe face with a bit of body too. Anything else is LAME!

    Also, if your name is Angeljade you automatically deserve to be here, gnarly profile picture or not.

  66. Whether or not breastfeeding is something you need to show everyone seems to be a matter of opinion, rather than a matter of fact.

    Maybe the solution lies in breastfeeding mothers choosing (meaning that they shouldn’t be compelled) to respect the opinions of others. Why should the compromise come from the mothers? Because they are the ones posting the photos and asking everyone else to deal.

    Also, if you’re going to fight for something, please don’t let it be the right to post photos of your postpartum tits on Facebook.

  67. amen, boz.

  68. Bottle feeding is offensive? F**K YOU, that was the only way I could feed my son, as the horrendous post birth sepsis I endured had me in the hospital on powerful antibiotics. So F**K YOU and your goddamn sactimonious attitudes. Yes, breastfeed if you can, but do NOT spew your smug attitude on those of us who had to do what we could so at least our kids would LIVE.

  69. what’s really lame about this is that it got posted on lamebook at all.

    fail fail fail.

  70. Why is the nipple blurred out when in an earlier post a full cock wasn’t?

  71. “The issue is that in American culture [so I'm automatically disregarding those of you using the word "mum" when you clearly mean "mom"], women do not bare their breasts down to the nipple except in private or in strip clubs. ” – CT

    Again, proof positive that some of the comments on lamebook are funnier than the entries on lamebook. ‘Bare their breasts down to the nipple’? Who says this? Or rather, who with an education above the fifth-grade level says this?

  72. #70: Yes. Why? Why is ok to show a shit covered dick but not a nipple?

  73. Ha ha, this comment thread is lame. It’s a boob and a baby having a meal. I’m sure there’s photos out there of you guys eating a meal, what’s the difference? Or do you guys who think it’s gross think breastfeeding mothers ought to stay at home until their kid is weaned?

    Lame, you divs, lame.

  74. No, it’s not offensive or obscene, but I don’t want to see it. I know it’s a bodily function, but so is taking a shit and I don’t want to see that either. I’m sick of women whipping out a tit anywhere, anytime and feeding. I mean, there are women at my local brewpub hang out that think nothing of whipping it out for all to see. It’s a private act that should be done…privately. (I’m not sure if this is a recent thing…my mom said that back in the late 60s, when she was breastfeeding me, you NEVER made a show of it)

    A morning radio show just had segment on this subject and folks were calling in to report how many women do it as if they want you to look at it. That squicked me out and I really hope that’s not true.

  75. “Breasts down to the nipple” as opposed to lots of cleavage but no nipple, which we’re generally used to. Did you really not understand? Or are you just being difficult? [And do you really think most 5th graders could even type *this* well? Once again, it's America we're talking about, so... no.]

  76. I’m a woman and I’m all for breastfeeding, but I generally don’t like to see it done in public places. Yes, it’s “natural” and it’s “beautiful” and the baby is “just eating”, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t still a woman’s body part that is typically covered by a swimsuit. It’s legal in the US, and if a woman does it out in public and there are no bathrooms or anything of the kind around, I don’t have as big a problem with it as when they just sit down on a bench in a crowded mall and whip it out.

    I work at a big department store, and I get really annoyed when women sit on our couches and breastfeed their baby insanely close to the aisle and our clothing. It makes the customers and us feel awkward. The bathroom and “lactation room” (I love that name) are literally a couple yards away, but heaven forbid those gushing (no pun intended, hehe) mothers want to do something like that in private.

    And I do think that this shouldn’t be someone’s PROFILE picture. Not because it’s gross or inappropriate, but because it is still a boob, whether it has a baby attached to it or not, and because your boss, coworkers, future employers, and ANYONE can see that. Do you really want that to be the first thing they see?

  77. This is just another of the billion ways facebook affords us all the opportunity to impart TMI onto innocent bystanders.
    Yes, excellent, she got knocked up so that she doesn’t have to continue working at Denny’s. Maybe this chick should be busy being a parent instead of ego wanking on facebook .
    It’s a sad day when attention whores like this procreate and use their babies as nothing more than tools with which to garner more attention. Breeding is a pretty base-level accomplishment.

  78. FFS, what’s the big deal here?

    I find it really hard to accept that this totally innocuous picture (21 of 31 – so not a main profile pic anyway) has caused such a big deal with some people.

    It’s not lame & it’s not at all offensive. Anyone who thinks otherwise is just a gotdamn dooshbag.

    If you don’t like looking, then move along.

    This is a fail for Lamebook IMO.

  79. I suppose you all missed he COCK in the photo.

  80. This is totally NOT a big deal, not offensive, and not at all as disgusting as that poop covered penis. There’s nothing wrong with a breast giving milk to a child. THAT’S WHAT THEY ARE FOR!
    I mean yes, they double as happiness for daddy but jeez.

    Trish – if you don’t want to see it, look away.

    Julie – “It’s legal in the US…It makes the customers and us feel awkward. ” awwww poor Julie

  81. Ratcoon is a my new favorite person for the arguing with a dining room table comment. :D

    on what planet do YOU spend your time…

  82. @Just a guy: You obviously missed my point and just felt the need to try and belittle me to try and win your argument. Yes, the shit covered dick WAS disgusting, and no, breast feeding is NOT disgusting, but I’m saying it’s something that shouldn’t be done on the couches where I’m trying to sell clothing when there is a lactation room (you know, something for women who want to breast feed their baby) within twenty feet of said couches.

    No one said there is anything wrong with breast feeding. I think the problem being discussed is where it should be done and whether it should be posted on facebook. Everyone just seems like they want to turn it around and be like, “OMG! They’re trying to stop me from feeding my child!”

  83. I can’t see why you would want to put this on Facebook. Mothers should just realise that, no, nobody gives a fuck you managed to get knocked up, except other mothers.

  84. So, in summary . . .

    Breastfeeding as natural: FTW

    Cultural tendency towards embarrassment at boob exposure: FAIL

    Breastfeeding image as a *profile* pic: MASSIVE FAIL

    Facebook’s dubiously flexible standards regards permitted image content: FAIL

    Arguments in here being more amusing than the initial post (again) WIN

    Lamebook: fail

  85. People saying “win” and “fail”: fail.

    Lamebook: win

    4chan lingo: epic fail lulz

    chunder: fail

    saggy white trash boobs: fail

  86. There is a penis in the picture!! What is wrong with you people?

  87. There was a big protest about Facebook’s policy on breastfeeding pictures a while back. Everyone in support of changing the policy put a breastfeeding photo as their profile picture for a week. I did it at the time, so my breastfeeding picture is still in my profile pictures. Most of my friends are… friends. If they minded, no one said anything. They’ve been around me with the baby and seen me breastfeed. Most of the time it involves seeing my t-shirt pulled up and a baby’s head underneath. I don’t whip out my boob and lactate on your department store clothing, Julie. Breastfeeding isn’t equivalent to taking a shit — it’s equivalent to having a sandwich. Maybe it’s not appropriate everywhere, but I’m certainly not going to go do it in a bathroom, either. If the kid’s hungry, I feed it.

  88. And where is this alleged penis, you penis-spotting weirdos?

  89. Here’s a quick quiz for you people:

    Which kills a joke faster?

    1. Analysing it into the ground to explain why it’s funny (or not).

    2. Turning a simple joke into a massive, pointless, stupid sociological agenda-driven bullshit spree?

  90. THIS PHOTO IS OF MYSELF AND OF MY NEWBORN SON ….
    THIS PHOTO WAS NOT TO BE SHARED!!!!
    THIS IS MY PROPERTY AND IS PERSONAL….
    MY EX IS A LOWLIFE WHO HAS NO RESPECT AND HAS RUUINED MY LIFE BY KIDNAPPING MY 9 YEAR OLD SON AND HAS POSTED THIS TO DEGRADE MY TRUE LOVING PERSONA, I LOVE MY CHILDREN AND AM TRYING TO HAVE THIS REMOVED!!!
    IM NOT CHEAP, IM NO HO,HOE, SKANK OR SLUT!
    JUST A BREASTFEEDING MOTHER AGED 34
    THANK YOU ALL X

  91. Poor kid is going to have a whole facebook page full of embarrassing pictures when it grows up.

  92. If you want to breastfeed, go for it. If you want to do it in public, go for it. That’s not lame. What IS lame is taking your naked titty and the baby in the act and making this your profile pic. You can think it’s beautiful all you want, but seriously, is this the first picture you want to see of this person?

    What’s more lame though are all of the people saying “ZOMG, if you don’t agree with me you’re a douche.”

  93. Who cares that it’s natural. This is a private moment between a mother and her child. Unfortunately mommy isn’t aware of this.

  94. ….so?

    look, it’s a breast being used for its natural function. grow up.

  95. There was actually some kind of movement to allow breastfeeding pictures since to some mothers, it’s a form of beauty, whereas you have a camp of people arguing it’s borderline pornographic.

    just a fun fact. I didn’t read any comments here at all lol

  96. ahh angeljade its not private when its on facebook hun. it’s OUT THERE. literally hanging all out. especaially in the profile pictures section. and call the cops about the 9 year old. thats a problem.

  97. @julie it was a shit covered dick? huh. i just thought it was EPIC tumors

  98. Ugh, what is wrong with people, putting their children on facebook? And such a private moment of their children. I don’t give a shit if you flash your tits all over the internet, but leave your kids out of it. Jesus.

  99. For all those who are talking about breastfeeding within the American culture, you just failed massively. This mother is Australian. Unfortunately our nation is not free from extremists but we cerainly do not have the same puritanical origin as parts of the US does. The religious right is in the vast minority here, and we have particularly few fundamentalist christians. As a result, Australia is overall a far less conservative country than the US. I am not saying that all Americans are more conservative than all Australians, but I do think that generalised cultural differences are playing a huge part in this debate.
    On another note – there is no penis in this photo! The only parts which are blurred are the mother’s face (on the right) and the baby’s face/mother’s nipple (on the left). LMFAO. Look again people, no penises are shown here.

  100. no roxy we’re referring to another lamebook entry http://www.lamebook.com/fun-day-nsfw

  101. Seriously? This is making Lamebook.. Now that is lame.

  102. Krystyna yes I saw fun day & it was hilarious but that’s the comment I was referring to. It was earlier comments by Jonesy, Amanda & others eg “I suppose you all missed he COCK in the photo.”

  103. *that’s not

  104. o0o okay lol gotcha gotcha and roxy ur opinion do you think it was poo or tumors?

  105. and honestly the more i look at the picture the less offended i am. it’s a cute baby but i do think she made a poor choice in making it a profile picture.

  106. I think its beautiful to see a breast doing what they were intended for.Good on her!!!

  107. Krystyna I had just assumed it was poo but now that you’ve mentioned tumours.. hmm well I just don’t know what to believe anymore! lol

  108. Firstly, that is clerly the mother’s face -notice the eyebrows?- Secondly, I personally don’t find this at all offencive -note, I am 13- and my parents wouldn’t have a problem with me seeing this. Of couse, that’s just my parents, but those who go crazy when their kids see something like this on facebook shouldn’t let their 13 year old kids on facebook. There are in fact age restictions on facebook (and yes i do realise people lie about their age) and it is possible to ban things like this from coming up on your child’s computer. So, over-protective, tight-ass parents, there is a way to avoid your children seeing photos like this on the internet. Problem solved.

  109. To all those saying that Lamebook failed by posting this, maybe the admins were trying to start a debate. I mean the lamest entries are those that everyone agrees is lame, and they know that. I’m sure they have gotten submissions funnier than this, but they posted this for a reason.

  110. If a woman breastfeeding is offensive because breasts are sexual, then bottle feeding must be like whipping out a dildo.

  111. Way to show your stupid prejudices, dumbass.

  112. This is a really sweet picture, and who cares that it’s a profile photo? Don’t know why breastfeeding should be “private” or taboo. It’s very Puritan and against human nature and biology to think a photo like this is Lame or offensive, OR that 13 year olds shouldn’t see it (whatever!).

    I agree with the person who said the Lame one is the person who submitted this. Really shitty “friend,” there.

  113. Those tits ARE saggy – poor kid probably starved to death.

    I guess it’s the same argument with nudist beaches; it’s always the ones that shouldn’t that do…

  114. Why won’t any of you idiots who see no problem with this picture and think this is just a natural act respond to the fact that taking a shit is also a natural act?
    I’m making my profile picture a photo of me taking a shit as I type. If facebook makes me take it down, I’ll just point them to the comments here and make them aware that it’s a natural act. Hey, Sadie said it was OK.

    IDIOTS!

  115. lol Shareka – touche. You’ve just got admin excited; he’s a closet coprophiliac. Don’t mention taking a pee…

  116. How have the majority of people missed the pixelated penis on the right!??

    That’s probably more relevant to why this is on Lamebook.

  117. Salmonboy – it’s the mother’s thumb/part of her hand..? Despite what you were told you weren’t that well endowed when you were a baby

  118. These replies are lame. What is wrong with people these days, comparing breastfeeding in public to shitting. :/ Get the fuck over it, it’s a tit that you can BARELY see.

  119. If you want to go to your local mall and take a dump in the middle of the food court, be my guest. I’m sure security and maintenance would love to hear about how you’re striking a blow against all those icky women who have the nerve to let their kids eat in public. You wouldn’t even consider making the same argument if someone was disgusted by an adult who was messily eating in public. You’d say, quite rightly, that if they didn’t like it, they were free not to look.

    I don’t see why the method of feeding has any bearing. It’s not like you even see the nipple, since there’s a baby covering it anyway. You see a woman standing ten feet back trying to squirt the milk into the kid’s mouth, be offended at your leisure.

  120. Not to even get INTO the fact that shitting in public would be so unsanitary it’s not even funny.

  121. Look, all I’m saying is tits are great.

    OK?

  122. I think the photos are lovely.

  123. The girl I keep under the stairs is primarily fed protein by way of my PENIS. I’m gonna post a profile pic. with said captive milking and dining upon my schlong. As it’s her natural method of eating, it will be acceptable for all the general public to view.

  124. Neill, you’re moron.

  125. That’s beautiful. It’s not lame. <3 I have a similar photo on my facebook.

  126. Please everyone – I am begging you – before you make any smartass comments can you read the whole thread? You’re “observations” are not as original as you think they are.
    1. For the last friggin time THE PIXELATED IMAGE ON THE RIGHT IS NOT A PENIS. It is the mother’s face. You can see her hair and her eyebrows. Maybe my life is a little sheltered, but I am yet to meet a penis with eyebrows.
    2. Breasts are not female genitalia. We have vaginas. These are situated in between a woman’s legs – similar to where males keep their penises. If you have ever had sex with a woman you would already be aware of the difference.
    3. We have already discussed the difference between taking a dump and feeding a child. Multiple times. Please try to read the responses before accusing others of not responding.
    4. Disagreeing with you does not make someone stupid. Calling someone stupid for disagreeing with you makes your argument look very weak indeed.

  127. the excessive and unnecessary blurring of this photo has made lamebook pretty lame.

  128. All I know is that I’d much rather be in a cafe/restaurant where a child is being breastfed, than a child screaming its head off because it’s hungry.

  129. LOL so breastfeeding in public is on par with taking a dump in public?

    er…newsflash, morons. When you breastfeed a child, the child is EATING. EATING is something we ALL DO, often in public and around other people. By that logic, we should all eat in private, so no one else can see us performing such a private and disgusting act. When a child is hungry, it has to eat. Just as we have to eat when we are hungry. Do you think a baby gives a shit that it’s in a public place and it’s not ‘decent’? No, the baby is hungry and wants to be fed. It will scream until it is. As I said in my above post, I’d rather deal with a happy, suckling baby than a screaming banshee.

    I personally would not post a breastfeeding pic on facebook. But some of the comments on here are fucking moronic and some of you are so fucking ignorant and stupid you should be sterilised.

  130. In yo face suckas!

    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2517126532

  131. angeljade, as unfortunate as your name may be, you are not alone! we are here for you!

    http://www.facebook.com/photo_search.php?page=7&oid=2517126532&aid=-1&auser=&view=all

  132. @Roxy

    You’re “observations” are not as original as you think they are.
    You’re “observations” are not as original
    You’re “observations”
    You’re

  133. Previously posted by abs vvvvvv
    “Neill, you’re moron.”

    abs, I think that you ought to re-read what you’ve written and then consider your statement once more.

  134. Oh man. The rest of her profile pics are worse. This is the best one.

    Jesus I’m so embarassed she’s from Australia

  135. All of you who are arguing that breastfeeding in public is the same as shitting in public are idiots.

    The argument isn’t that breastfeeding is natural. The argument is that breasts shouldn’t be seen in a sexual manner, especially during breastfeeding. The “omg, boobies are sexual because we don’t have them!” thought is pretty stupid in the first place, but I’m not even going to address that aspect because it isn’t exactly relevant to the conversation.

    One shouldn’t see the breasts as a sexual thing *because they’re being used to feed a human being*. They shouldn’t be socially ostracized, especially if the mother is being discreet with a blanket/showing little to no nipple (which seems to be the case here).

    Those of you who consider breastfeeding to be a sexual act have more problems than I can address with this comment and I suggest counseling.

    Also, the pic was 21 out of 31, so I somehow doubt it was her main picture. Even the ‘breastfeed all you want but don’t put it as your profile picture!’ kind of fails because of that.

    TL;DR repost for truth by Amy: If a woman breastfeeding is offensive because breasts are sexual, then bottle feeding must be like whipping out a dildo.

  136. Oh shit Boz LOL!! That’s funny as. Yet embarrassing..

  137. this isn’t right or wrong book, this is lamebook. breastfeeding is not lame, in public or otherwise. putting a picture of it on your facebook is.

  138. She has a pic of her making out with a girl, followed by a hilarious bitch fight below it. This girl is a classy broad.

    PS Who gives a shit about boobs? It’s natural.

    Like it’s been mentioned, profile pic = TMI

  139. I dont have a issue with women breast feeding. I have a issue when they do it in a way that is asking/daring people to look. I saw a woman breast feeding on a bench in front of the ikea. No big deal. It was the fact that she had this absoulute stank look on her face. Like she was disgusted at the people walking by her to get into the store. IF she did not want any attention she could have went inside to the family bathroom and breastfed in private. She could have covered herself with a recieving balnket. She could have just lifted her shirt a little. She did not need to sit with her whole breat exposed in front of a store. These women piss me off. The ones that look for a fight over something that nobody really gives a shit about.

  140. I can’t believe some people don’t see what the problem with this picture is. You guys are just as lame as this idiot who think it’s “cute” to post this lame picture on her facebook. No one wants to see you breastfeed, in public or on facebook. Attention whore, take your fat nasty boob elsewhere. That is all!

  141. how can ANYONE think this is an appropriate profile picture? i shit and piss everyday, its natural, but its also very inappropriate to put up pictures of it.
    if you need anymore proof of how wrong this girl is, its not hard to find her profile.
    majority of supporters, i imagine, will quickly rebut their comments of support.

  142. Let’s simplify things further. Why is it appropriate to put up pictures of your kids on facebook like they’re fucking accessories? We know how your tits work, and what they were designed to do, but yeah, here’s a good idea – slap your kid on the end and share it with the world. Nothing wrong with breastfeeding, everything wrong with sharing it on facebook.

  143. Hahaha its hilarious that less than like 20 of the 144 people who commented are the only ones who noticed whats actually wrong with this picture! ITS THE PENIS YOU GUYS! Breastfeeding-natural, ok Someone whipping out their cock over a woman breastfeeding, taking a picture and then the mother posting it-highly inappropriate!

  144. where is this mythical penis?

  145. OMFG. There is no penis in this photo. How many times do the literate people on this site need to say it? It’s the mother’s face! She is NOT lying on her side, she is lying on her back. Instead of making yourself look like a fool, try reading the comments above.

  146. I friended her on FB and yeah, she does seem pretty trashy, but I saw the unblurred pic of her and the baby and it was beautiful… the look on her face as she was looking down at the baby was so loving and serene… it was heartwarming.

    But maybe that’s just because I’m a woman and can’t wait to have a baby of my own.

    :-P

  147. What a whore.

  148. That is a leg, not a penis.

    Rachel… I’m a woman too but you are retarded. Heartwarming? HAH You are one of those crazy baby obsessed chicks. I feel sorry for whoever you trap with a kid because you “can’t wait” to have one. I think I am the only sane chick that isn’t obsessed with babies and having one.

  149. Yes, MB, you are the only sane woman. Ever.

    You’ll be pleased to know you’re far from the only attention whoring one.

  150. prudish americans…

    public breastfeeding is so normal and so is this picture….

    in my country a breastfeeding woman gets only sexualised by weirdos in their puberty…

  151. how is this NSFW…
    you’re fucked up

  152. creeped her on fb.. she’s aussie.. anything goes for them..

    angel and that creepy adam guy would get along well..

  153. That is totally a penis that is blurred on the other side of the pic. It looks like someone took a pic of his dick in front of the camera while his gf or wife was sleeping and breastfeeding..

  154. The only people who make a big deal about breastfeeding are overzealous Nazi moms and and horny retards who fail to realize that sometimes boob does not = sex. Mothers absolutely have the right to feed their kid anywhere when they need it. This doesn’t mean they should abuse this right. Sometimes you’ve got no choice, but usually there’s SOMEWHERE semi-private you can go. Having said that, if my wife was feeding in public and anyone attempted to deny my son his food, I’d cut their fucking tongues out.

  155. This is fucking lame. Not funny at all. Someone is breastfeeding? Yawnnn, so what? It’s only natural.

    FUCK THIS SITE

  156. I’m going to put a photo up of my cock in someone’s minge for my profile pic, as it’s just a beautiful way of showing the natural way in which we create babies.

  157. awww, i remember when my little bub was that small, what a lovely picture, breastfeeding is totally normal, breastfeeding a baby is so special and beautiful, if you’ve never done it you don’t know how much love you can feel!

  158. What’s the big deal here? Is this lame? The only lame here is mix up this photo with other stupid comments. Nothing to do. Please, grow up.

  159. Jerking off is entirely natural… I doubt they would let me post a profile pic of me jerking off… or pissing or shitting or vomiting or performaing a “reach around” on a goat… ALL entirely natural…

  160. I agree with all those people saying they’re going to put up pictures of themselves having sex or jerking off because it’s a natural act. I mean, there is absolutely no difference between sex and breastfeeding, none at all. I think they’ll all agree that every breastfeeding mother should be arrested for child molestation, right Ratcoon? Oz Gun? Et al?

  161. LOL @ the moron who said that breastfeeding is “a private time between mother and child”. Is it a private time when you’re having your lunch, genius? Grow the hell up.

    And to the f*ckwit who just compared breastfeeding with masturbating…I have no words. Wanker.

    If you see something sexual in a photograph of a mother feeding her child, then you’re the one with issues.

  162. Sorry…. natural or not. It’s sick. Put your tit away. I don’t want to see it on facebook… I don’t wanna see it in public. Thanks.

  163. @Oz Gun

    as long as your boyfriend is swallowing your cum for sustenance, then it’s totally fine.

  164. I’m sorry, but I must just point out that breasts are for FEEDING. Perhaps having this photo as your profile pic might offend some, but SERIOUSLY, it’s natural and completely unsexual.

    This reminds me of the woman who got her kids taken away from her because she took a private photo of her breastfeeding her baby, along with photos of her kids in the bath. EVERY parent I know has photos of babies naked. Wtf?!

  165. @19

    Steve, do you have children? Have you ever had any kind of contact with an infant whatsoever? If so, would you like to share with the rest of the world how you have explained to this infant that feeding is a private thing between him/her and the mother?

    Baby: [Screams and screams and screams hungrily in a public place]
    Mother: Not now, honey, it’s not convenient. You know it’s a thing you and I only do when we’re alone together.

    But you’re right. This is how the species has survived all these millennia. Because of all the PRIVACY.

  166. nothing wrong with breastfeeding but all the hype about “no right’s for breastfeeding women” is overshadowing the fact that other people have rights too. as a male waiter, i can’t serve anyone who’s breastfeeding while having a coffee or lunch or anything. i feel as if they’re looking at me like i’m a pervert and it makes ME feel uncomfortable no matter how comfortable they may be.
    share it on facebook if you want but not as a profile picture, make it so people can navigate to it should they want. stop thinking about your feelings and think about everyone elses before you post images up.
    (but by all means keep breastfeeding :D )

  167. Nothing wrong with breast feeding but I don’t want to see it. I don’t give a crap if you’re “feeding your precious angel” why put the pictures up on facebook? I don’t taker a picture of myself at every meal and place it on FB for the world/friends to see.

    Nobody cares. And yes i’m a woman and pro-breastfeeding but this is just retarded.

  168. I’m a mother, and I’ve breastfed my children, but I would never put a picture of that as my profile picture or on my profile at all. I just think it’s a private moment w/my children. I usually prefer to do it in private or when no one is around. That’s just me tho.

    I agree w/the comments that say this shouldn’t have been posted on FaceBook or elsewhere.

  169. Boobs are boobs. They’re there to feed kids, not be gawked at.
    Still….
    When I have to feed my kid, I don’t just whop em out enywhere. If it has to be public I’m usually a bit modest with a cloth or something to cover up. I agree- shouldn’t be on facebook, certainly not as a profile pic. Jeez. some people just can’t help with a bit of TMI.

  170. Loving mother – check
    Healthy little baby – check
    Using the nipple as INTENDED – check

    Nothing to see here… move along

  171. its not that there’s anything wrong with breast feeding. But using it as a facebook profile photo is just awkward….

  172. The only thing wrong with this is the badly obscured face, which does look a bit like someone stuck their wang in the way of the pic.
    If we started picking at everything we didn’t want to see on profile pics, we’d see nothing.
    Also, we were never meant to see this anyway, the oly mistake this girl did was add the wrong person to her friends, one of which posted the pic to here. What kind of friend does that?
    That said, everything else is pretty hilarious. If I did something so lame, I’d want to see it on here, as a lesson.

  173. Her name is the REAL wtf in this situation. I don’t like photos like this, but I’m not biased. I hate ALL gratuitous baby pics on facebook.

  174. The “only” reason pro-breastfeeders can give is that it’s natural??
    How about: my baby is hungry & will scream & scream & scream until he is fed. Would you rather I just let him cry?
    New mothers need to get out into the public world & have every right to feed their babies when they do.
    & no, I’m not going to sit around pumping for an hour to get milk for an artificial bottle, & no, I’m not going to hop off to the bathroom & position myself in some scummy stall to feed my baby simply because people are too ridiculous to not be bothered by my child needing to eat.
    I have facebook & the majority of my friends are interested in my progress as a parent. Having a child IS a big deal. Can’t dig it? Don’t have one.
    I would be more offended to see a bottle feeding situation, with acception of the fact that a very small amount of women can’t breastfeed, because of the statistics about breastfeeding. It lowers the risk of Sudden Infant Death syndrom by 50%. It lowers the risk of various diseases & allergies tremendously. The bond created by breastfeeding increases the chance that my toddler won’t be running around screaming, ruining your shopping trip or dinner as breastfed babies often have more peaceful relationships with their parents.
    It’s not like this chick posted this picture on YOUR page. She posted it as her profile picture & while I’m more modest & probably wouldn’t post my breastfeeding pictures as my main one, maybe the majority of her friends are adult enough to not freak shit. Clearly someone thought it was lame, & that person is a moron.
    Here’s a notion: if you don’t like to see a woman feeding her child, LOOK AWAY.
    There were a few times when my son was a couple of months old & we would be at the grocery store when he would start screaming. Hunger is a painful thing for newborns, who have to nurse every few hours. I did, for all of you foolish people’s sake, hide in the bathroom, abandoning my grocery cart in the middle of the store, grabbing our bags & blankets, trying to juggle it all, positioning myself in this terrible shitty bathroom just to nurse my crying baby because some lame people can’t handle it. I’ve become more confident since then, & much less worried about what a bunch of teenage-boy minded fools think about my boob.
    Did it occur to any of you anti-breastfeeding losers that this woman posted this picture as a statement? Many women are proud to have made the educated & healthy choice to breastfeed their babies. & many women aren’t & shouldn’t be afraid to show it.
    Grow up.

  175. Well said Kristen!!

  176. I’ve looked at this picture for ages and still can’t even begin to see how anyone interprets this woman’s face for a penis. Maybe I have better eyes than these people.

    Kristen, you’re right, people can just look away. But as a breastfeeding mother, I don’t like whipping it out in public for the world to see (maybe I am more modest than other people). The reason this post is lame is because by making this her profile pic, this woman essentially “whipped it out” for the world to see. It’s one thing to be proud for choosing the healthy option – it’s another thing to flaunt it around like you deserve a red carpet everywhere you go. Aside from women with that attitude, I have no problem with breastfeeding.

  177. i think there is nothing wrong with this. Good no her for being proud of breast feeding.

    Kristen, well said as well.

    Satan you are a dick grow the fuck up? How can you seriously compart masturbation to breastfeeding. You obviously do NOT have children of your own.

    i see nothing wrong with this picture at all

  178. for 115, jamie.
    it is disgusting to put that on facebook. yes children do it, we have all done it when we were babies. but our parents wouldn’t put it on the internet for everyone to see. that’s what people find disgusting and feel that they need to slap her.

  179. shit, i put this on the wrong one. i am aiming my comment at the jamie above that comment.

  180. @sarah04
    “but our parents wouldn’t put it on the internet for everyone to see”

    Really? I have pictures of myself breastfeeding my son on my facebook page. If he sees them when he is older & freaks out about it then I didn’t do the job as a mother that I want to do. It’s possible he won’t be entirely comfortable at a certain age but people who think it’s disgusting are foolish.
    LOOK AWAY.

    No mother is ‘whipping out’ her breast for you to see, it’s to feed a hungry baby. Yes, I am proud that I made this choice. No, I don’t want to have to hide it. I’m also not taking my entire shirt off to feed my son & am making an effort to cover myself but you also don’t need to be staring long enough to get a peek at my nipple.

    If you think the imagery is disgusting, you need to up the maturity level & deal with reality. If you have children & decide not to breastfeed because it’s ‘gross’, you are doing a ridiculous disservice to your child based on an inability to reconcile some stupid discomfort with the human form & it’s purposes.

    This mother is obviously proud to have made the right choice & probably does not give a fuck what you think about her picture.

  181. Im wondering if all you prudes look away when a baby cow/sheep/freakin elephant feeds their baby??!! Its it ‘discusting’ then? You all should grow up, perhaps if your parents did put it up for the world to see you woudlnt be having such a cry about it! Boo freakin hoo!

  182. Actually, if my mom put a picture of her breastfeeding me on FACEBOOK, I’m pretty sure I’d have a big fat cry. There’s nothing wrong with breastfeeding, and it certainly isn’t disgusting, but why do we all have to see ten million pictures of a baby attached to a nipple on a SOCIAL NETWORKING SITE?

  183. @Bers
    Would you like a moment to think of an answer for your question? Did you try? Maybe this female has pictures of herself breastfeeding her baby because she finds the image totally non-offensive & would like to make the statement that she doesn’t give a fuck whether you find it displeasing or not. I think you’re forgetting that this woman didn’t post these pictures on your page. She posted them on her page & maybe her profile is private. If it’s not then I get a kick out of her posting one of the ten million pictures of a baby attached to a nipple on a SOCIAL NETWORKING SITE. There are social organizations like La Leche League that welcome breastfeeding & a woman’s personal facebook page doesn’t need to compromise with whether or not you want to see it.

  184. I find all the people in this thread who find it natural to post a picture of their infant sucking on a boob *as a profile picture*, highly amusing.

    Thankfully, all the females in my own friends-list, agree.

  185. i can’t seem to find an issue with that, breastfeeding is all natural

  186. no, lamebook. NO: boobies are NEVER lame.

  187. @ElleJay

    Yes, it’s natural. But you have to be an attention loving whore to put it up online.

  188. @ sbs_kcbaby
    I have one picture of myself breastfeeding my son & while some people could probably look at it & not even notice that my son is nursing (no nipple or breast is really shown; I’ve gotten good at hiding it) I certainly am not an attention-loving whore. It’s a political statement. I want other mothers to know that breastfeeding is awesome & the right choice for a healthy & emotionally bonded child. I also have the international breastfeeding symbol in sticker form on my car. Again, I am not an attention-loving whore, by anyone’s standards. I sincerely believe that a lot of health issues could be ended by lactation education & I consider it a mission to let people know. Perhaps this woman feels the same way. Mature & deal.

  189. …Did no one notice the penis to the right?

  190. @ Kate & everyone else desperate to see a dick in the picture:

    Did you notice that this “penis” leads up to cheekbones?
    & the cheekbones have eyebrows & a forehead connected?
    Did you notice that the “penis” is right where someone’s chin would be if that was their face & not, in fact, a penis???

  191. @ kalamitykristen

    Listen, if you are taking pictures where you are showing your breasts in anyway, whether you want people to or not they are going to call you a whore. I’m not saying breast-feeding is not natural. But seriously? Putting it in a picture? You’re just asking for people to look and that would make you known as an attention-whore. Pictures of babies is fine… but no one wants to see a mother being milked. Thanks, but no.

  192. I find it to be “beautiful” when a girl puts her mouth around my johnson, but I wouldn’t consider putting it on facebook, and I wouldn’t let her do it in public without at LEAST putting a towel over her head ;)

  193. And for all the pro-public-breastfeeding people that are about to reply to me saying “Breastfeeding is natural, and it keeps the baby alive!” Well, how about I go fuck my girlfriend in public and claim it to just be “Completely natural, it’s how we create human beings.”

    Just cover that shit up, and quit being retarded.

  194. @ Weighted.

    I completely agreed and entirely captured my point. Thank you. =]

  195. Like I said before: I do make an effort to cover up when I NEED to nurse in public. I don’t like being gawked at & when I’m in someone’s home I don’t like making people I care about uncomfortable. Some moms are lactivists & want to show if off. That’s awesome too.
    I am very proud of breastfeeding & I understand that there are many cultures that don’t overly sexualize breasts & therefor don’t freak out when they see a baby nursing in public. There are some cultures where it is celebrated & mothers are revered. It’s relative & your inability to recognize that makes you seem very ignorant.
    I’m not, however, going to hide in a nasty bathroom because you are uncomfortable. That fork in the road is where you either need to look away or grow the fuck up & deal.

    You have to remember that the argument for nursing in public is not that it’s “natural” or comparable to you fucking your girlfriend in public. Sometimes I’ve got a lot of shit to do & in order to do it while mothering a newborn, at some point in time nursing in public is a necessity. Babies need to nurse often. It’s just not feasible to run & hide every time.

    The best part is that in many states, Weighted, you have not only no right to tell me to cover up but if you do, you can be charged with harassment. Apparently some members of the government understand that my son’s comfort & nutrition is much more important than your prudish, juvenile discomfort.
    Suck it.

  196. Or… you can stop being ignorant yourself and just pump the milk. Lazy broad.

  197. @ sbs_kcbaby:

    You might want to get educated before you start accusing people of being ignorant.
    It takes some women a long time to pump milk.
    I personally would need hours to make a bottle for my son. I do not have the time for that process.
    I know women who nurse fine but can’t make bottles at all.

    I am by no means a lazy mother & even if I could pump enough milk in a short enough time to make a decent bottle, I have no interest in using a synthetic device to feed my baby when there is research that suggests some of the benefits of breastmilk actually comes from the nursing itself.
    There is a strong bond formed that I would not give up for any reason, especially not a bitter fool like yourself. Please do not have children.

  198. “my son’s comfort & nutrition is much more important than your prudish, juvenile discomfort.” I have to say, I completely agree.

    I think modesty and public nursing aren’t mutually exclusive. It’s possible to breastfeed without demanding the attention of everyone in the room, as the only part that needs to be uncovered is in use!

    My mum used to give advice to new mothers on breastfeeding, so I’ve always known it as a normal and natural thing. It’s sad that people have to make a big deal about it.

  199. To kalamitykristen. I have no problem with breastfeeding, and I have no problem with you doing it in public, at all. But at the very least, I think covering up a little with a baby blanket is not too much to ask, for the sake of not alienating everyone in a public place. I’m not claiming you to be one, but believe it or not, there’s women out there who SUCK ASS at public breastfeeding, and seem like they go out of their way to make people uncomfortable, in a snobbish “look at me, I’m a mother!” type of way. I’m not accusing you, but if you have never seen this in public, let me tell you, it happens.

    That’s where the problem is. I’ve seen some women in places like book stores breastfeeding, and they sit in a non-heavy traffic area, and cover up as much as possible. Honestly, if you find that too hard to accomplish, than you’re probably one of the aforementioned women. The way I try to look at it is, regardless of it being a breast, it’s still not something to flaunt. I’m a male, and if men were the breastfeeders, even with the non-breast nipples we have now, I would still find a non-heavy traffic area, and cover up. Are my nipples a sexual thing? Not really. It really has little to do with it. I probably wouldn’t go in a bathroom, like you said, but out of areas filled with lots of others.

    Just be curtious, because let’s face it, some women do it for the attention. That’s at least what I see going on. But not only do most people not give a flying wolinda if some broad decided to get herself knocked up, as if it’s something to flaunt (jesus christ be proud of who your children are, and how you raise them, not just the fact that you forced them head-first out your vagina) but SOME people get uncomfortable about it in public, therefore, whether you feel your baby is more important or not, it’s RUDE to not forward them the small gesture of being polite enough to cover yourself a little. We are not living in the forest anymore, let’s try to act like it.

  200. I don’t have a problem with breastfeeding in public, but it’s rude to bring out food and then not share with everyone.

  201. @ Weighed:
    I have known many nursing mothers, I have lived in big cities & small towns, I have travelled & I have NEVER seen a woman who appeared to be nursing her baby for attention.
    Did it occur to you that nursing is something of an art that has to be learned & perhaps the vast amounts of females you claim to be flashed by are new to the breastfeeding scene & aren’t skilled yet?
    I accidentally flashed my best friend’s husband while in their home & it made him uncomfortable. Guess what? It’s all on him. I did my best, my son was hungry. If he’s got an issue with a nipple, he’s the one that needs to deal with it.
    As I’ve said several times now, I do make an effort to cover up because our culture is not a fan of nudity, as a whole. It’s much easier now that my son isn’t a floppy newborn & can support his own head. Did you ever think that had something to do with the mass amounts of nipple you are peeping?

    But there are some women who, while I strongly doubt are getting kicks out of nip slipping all over your peripheral, are indeed lactivists. They are proud of their choice & not at all ashamed.

    It is, if I may make a bold comparison, similar to any activist movement. There are plenty of people that are uncomfortable with seeing an interracial couple holding hands. Should they stop doing so in public at the whim of some ignorant racist douche?

    You have to understand that formula companies have been in cahoots with hospitals pressuring nurses to hand out free samples. Formula is linked to a host of illnesses (allergies, athsma, diabetes, obesity, Sudden Infant Death syndrom).
    Have you ever seen a picture of a little African baby with the skeletal frame & bulging tummy? They are known as ‘bottle babies’, the aftermath of western formula companies invading what were normal breastfeeding communities & convincing new mothers that formula is the ‘civilized, sanitary’ means of feeding a newborn. Once the free samples run out it’s rare for families to afford more formula. By then the mother’s milk has dried & a starving generation continues.

    It is a serious matter & some women feel absolutely no need to hide in shame. Some females promote breastfeeding by not being afraid to do it in public.
    I am NOT suggesting that women should fully undress themselves or that dudes should be able to get fallated in public because ‘it’s natural’.
    But if I’m in public & I need to nurse my baby & you happen to catch a glimpse because of some fabric complication or a thrashing mini-noggin & you are offended. . .
    I DO NOT CARE.
    & not because I am rude but because there are so many more important things to worry about. If you have an issue with my boobies, take it up with yourself.
    It’s not that you should be forced to warmly embrace lactating mothers all over the world. I DO understand why it creeps people out. It’s a boob, leaking milk. But trust me on this: mothers are MUCH more interested in catering to their children than to your petty needs.
    Next time you see one of the plethora of nursing, nearly topless, attention seeking ladies you seem to run into so often & you get uncomfortable, think of any issue that you have any remote stance on. Do you care about animals? Do you care about the environment? Do you agree that different races should be free to get friendly, date, or marry? Do you like this particular brand of whatever more than that particular brand?
    Then ask yourself: would you drop all of it, hide in shame, betray your beliefs because someone with issues that are very petty is against it? I hope not.

  202. typical breeder…..

  203. @ kalamitykristen,

    There HAS to be a line somewhere, and as you’ve stated, men getting fellated in public is beyond that line. So women being attention whores (or as you call them) “lactivists” who without a doubt need a lesson in manners.

    Like I’ve said (which you obviously didn’t even read my reply, before forcefully stating your same opinions yet again, so I don’t even know why I’m bothering,) I do not care if women breast feed in public, or if I catch a full-on boob out in the open. Hell, I love boobs, and it’s something I’d actually look forward to, to be honest. Boob-slips are gods gift to men.

    So let’s put it this way. If it’s okay for women to breastfeed in public, it better be okay for me to stand right in front of them gawking with a drooling mouth, and an obvious boner sticking front-face from my sweatpants, or a game of “pocket-pull.”

    Let’s see how quick you get to a private place when that happens.

    And as far as your “activist” argument goes, it’s nothing like a black and white couple holding hands, it’s more comparible to a nudist walking around on the streets naked “for the cause,” would you have anything to say about that? Probably.

  204. No, Weighed, my “activist” argument is not the same as taking up the nudist cause as nudity does not have the same impact on childhood health, adult disease & healthcare as breastfeeding does. The difference is that breastfeeding is a much more valuable cause to fight for than public nudity.
    Arguing absurd points does absolutely nothing.
    In the end I’m really not sure what you are complaining about. You like to see some boob slippage from breastfeeding women but you take an issue with the “attention whore” type that you seem to be fabricating.
    You also want the right to sexually harrass women who are feeding their babies in public & that just makes you a straight asshole. I think you lose.
    In fact, I know you lose because, as I said, your opinion on this matter means nothing to the growing amount of states that have passed laws to protect breastfeeding women from the uptight or aggressive d-bags who harrass them. That would include you & your boner sweatpants, sucka.

  205. Not lame, in NZ it happens all the time.

  206. Weighed, you don’t have the right to sexually harass women for feeding their goddamn kids. The world doesn’t revolve around you, either. Babies can’t just stop eating because you’re half puritan, half pervert, but you can look away.

  207. this does not belong. It’s a nursing baby. oooh.

    And thanks for creating yet another breastfeeding wank session, Lamebook. The internet needs more of those!

  208. Meg:
    <3 <3 <3
    right on.

  209. Haha, at first I thought the entire blurred image was a penis in between two boobs. :\

  210. Kristen

    I am not trying to be rude, and I am honestly curious about this. Are you afraid that people, who you call activists, who continue to breastfeed without consideration to others are sending a bad message to their children? I am not talking about newborns, but babies who are around 12 months or more. I would be afraid those kids would grow up a little self centered.

    Also, I don’t really understand the NEED to flash everyone while breastfeeding. I don’t think its wrong, just, I don’t know, unnecessary. I’m not talking about a little nipple slip, but I have seen women at the mall take out their breast, and let it sit there for a good minute while they get their baby, burp rag out, etc. I’ve seen many very cool and stylish shawls made for breastfeeding. I’m wondering if breastfeeding women have a problem with these, because I always thought they were pretty cool. The one I have a link to is pretty expensive, but I have seen them for as little as ten dollars.

    (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24144324&ref=sr_list_2&&ga_search_query=breastfeeding&ga_search_type=&ga_page=&includes=tags&includes=title)

    I think the problem people have with nursing photos on Facebook is there is that while a beautiful picture for friends and family, maybe not for the old highschool buddy that you added and rarely talk to. When you’re in a situation around a nursing mother that you know, they usually give you a warning (my husband never had a problem with our Godsons mother nursing him on our couch, but she always told him before she started so he had the option to look away before the baby latched on)

    Also, I feel a little differently about seeing a nursing mother with a hungry baby in public and a mother nursing her baby in a Facebook picture. When it is not necessary (as in a picture) it seems like that person is seeking attention, and some people automatically recoil against attention seekers (wether or not they are seeking attention for a good cause)

  211. Jeeeesus! Maybe the placenta was connected to her brain….
    Common as muck!

  212. Oh my God. kalamitykristen is the perfect example of the kind of parents we see every day on STFU, Parents. Kristen? You’re coming across, in every one of your replies, as incredibly self-centered and smug.

    “No, Weighed, my “activist” argument is not the same as taking up the nudist cause as nudity does not have the same impact on childhood health, adult disease & healthcare as breastfeeding does. The difference is that breastfeeding is a much more valuable cause to fight for than public nudity.”

    There were several other mentions of how breast milk is sooooooooo much healthier and how a decision not to breastfeed is bad for the baby.

    Well, you know what Kristen? My mom COULDN’T HAVE KIDS. I was adopted as an infant. I am incredibly healthy, and have been fortunate enough to not have any major health issues. Just because my mother physically couldn’t offer her breast milk, it didn’t mean I was destined to have health issues. So get off your fucking high horse about how GREAT breast milk is. I’m sure it’s great for the baby. But baby formula works just fine, too. And guess what? It worked with my brother, too! Who was also adopted as an infant!

    I guess that means your magic breast milk isn’t as fucking great as you think it is. It’s just another way to feed your child. Congratulations on your crotch-fruit, but some mothers can be mothers even if they never got to carry them in their tummies.

    Weighed – bravo to you for putting up with smug!mom!kristen’s bullshit for so long. Of COURSE she doesn’t care whether she’s making people uncomfortable! She’s FEEDING her BABY! No one else in the world matters the slightest bit! (Nooooo, that’s not selfish at ALL.) If they don’t like it, they can look away! Right?

    Kristen, stop being so proud of yourself just because you pushed one out. Congrats on childbirth. You’re not the first. If WE don’t like seeing your big saggy titty out there, then we can all say we don’t like it, and YOU can STFU.

  213. Em-

    You don’t have to hollar at me about your mom’s inability to bear “crotch fruit” as that fact has absolutely nothing to do with any of my posts, or this picture, or anyone else’s posts. Chill the fuck out much?

    You certainly are of an unfortunate disposition aren’t you?

    If you care to get it straight, re-read my statements (carefully & without your seemingly natural lust for explosive anger) & you’ll see that I said the following, which tears your ridiculously irrelevant statement to shreds:

    I AM CAREFUL NOT TO FLASH PEOPLE WHEN I’M NURSING BECAUSE I DO NOT WANT TO MAKE THEM UNCOMFORTABLE

    however

    THERE ARE WOMEN WHO ARE PROUD OF NURSING & DON’T CARE WHAT YOU THINK.

    These are two simple facts.

    I’m afraid your head was too clouded with an intense desire to attack me (I have given birth after all, so I must be smug & proud- how terrible!) to absorb what I have actually written. I will restate the facts in shorter form so it will be easier for you to read:

    I am careful when I nurse because I do care about other human beings.
    There are women (perhaps Angeljade is one of them & good for her, because the law says she can) who do not care.

    I also said in my statements that breastmilk is best (which is true) but that women who can’t breastfeed are obviously doing no disservice.

    That includes your mama!

    Don’t tell her I said so though, you don’t want her to get too proud or anything.
    Having a child, through birth or adoption, is no big deal & people really shouldn’t talk about it.
    I hope your mom never spoke about how wonderful it is to adopt children, especially if she is particularily heartfelt about it, because that would immediately make her smug. Wouldn’t it?

    My attitude about breastfeeding is absolutely not self-centered.
    See here: I know where I stand on the topic & I am able to understand how others may feel about it so I do my best to cover up.
    I have had an occasional slip & I have a problem with folks having a problem with that because it’s a tough job.

    My “fucking high horse” about breastfeeding comes from months & months of reading about it; the evidence is there & I am passionate about it.

    Your issues with babies, boobs & mothers doesn’t discredit what the medical field is finding about formula.

    I didn’t say that my breast milk is “magical” or that it is an infallible guarentee to perfect health & all others are doomed.

    Putting absurd statements in my mouth only makes you look like a rabid lunatic & I’m not sure you can rule out any “major health issues” considering your aggressiveness. Mental health is something to consider. If I come across as proud & smug then you are surely insane, bitter, angry, & irrational. I hope you can figure your shit out before/if you have any kids. If you do have kids, be sure to always STFU.

    (mrhende- I am not too concerned about the kids of lactivists. I’ve known a number of people who are activists of all sorts & their kids tend to be a lot more caring than most. Sure there may be interracial couples or gay couples who make bigots uncomfy with their intimacy but, you know, stuff like that happens. Again, I don’t think the idea is “let’s make them uncomfortable with our breasts!” but rather “I’ve got to feed my baby & that dude who is staring isn’t going to stop me”, as the government has clearly recognized.
    I have yet to meet a single lactating woman who enjoys displaying her breasts while she is nursing. Even the woman above has a fair portion of her breast covered by her kid’s head. & although one of her “friends” found this lame, it’s not the same as being nearly topless in public. Which, again, I have yet to see. Maybe they are just not interested in “cool” or “stylish” shawls. People who automatically recoil against “attention seekers whether or not it’s for a good cause” need to then recoil against every protest, march, political sign, issue of Adbusters, etc. . .)

  214. You guys are a bunch of hypocrites…You regard pictures of babies fresh out the womb TMI and baby’s first dump in the potty as TMI, but not this! Some things should be kept in private! WHY WHY WHY would anyone post this on Facebook??

  215. Moms shouldn’t even be on facebook to begin with.

  216. I think Anjeljade is name of that baby on photo and it’s his FB account. ;o)

  217. Why shouldn’t moms be on FB? Babies are adorable little blobs who sleep most of the day and stare at their hands the rest of the time. And who cares if she’s breastfeeding. People post all kinds of pictures of themselves that others might rather not see. No one has a right to not be offended.

  218. This debate has been fun to read and all, but here’s how I see it:
    people who you’re close to will be thrilled you’re breastfeeding and that your baby is healthy. But people you talked to a couple of times in high school? Yeah, just a little awkward for them.

    That’s not to say you shouldn’t breastfeed, or even take pictures of it, if you’re comfortable with that. But don’t be surprised when people (who aren’t parents) think you’re a little off for it. I could never see myself having a picture taken of me when I breastfeed, but hey, that’s up to you- even so, it would be nice if you could think that not every single one of your Facebook friends is thrilled to see it pop up every time you do something. Because as awesome as the “look away” argument is, it’s not always totally feasible.

  219. i agree with steve (comment 9) for example…sex is a beautiful, natural act and i know no one commenting on here would ever post a picture of themselves doing that. (hopefully) its just not something you post on a website like this. keep it to yourself…go to a porn site if you really need your business out there. theres absolutely no reason to post a picture like that except for attention. this woman obviously didnt post this picture because she thinks its a “beautiful act”…there was another reason for it. maybe she wanted an excuse to show her boobs on facebook to get “nice rack” comments from guys. i dont know, either way its not something that someone should go out of their way to take a picture of then go on to upload it to facebook and set as their profile picture. the difference between this and breast feeding in public is that a mother shouldnt have to stay locked up in her house when she has a new born. if a mother is out and her child is hungry, go ahead and feed him/her. she shouldnt have to starve her child to avoid breast feeding in public… but to be in the privacy of your own home and make it a public affair is just stupid. she might as well go to the mall EVERY time she breast feeds just so everyone can see her do it, because that is obviously what she wants…

  220. C. Proseedcake KSC

    There is no reason for this to be on lamebook, you silly puritans. I guess the comments comparing breastfeeding to urinating in a department store etc. are parodies of extreme attitudes to nudity; I hope they’re taken as such. The idiot who accused this woman of posting her picture on the “World Wide (note, world wide)” web is evidently going to ignore the fact that this was only shown to her facebook friends, until one of them decided to post it here. This doesn’t need justifying: there isn’t anything so terribly offensive about the sight of a tit that a new mother needs to feel ashamed of being excited and sharing with her friends.

  221. C. Proseedcake KSC

    ‘So let’s put it this way. If it’s okay for women to breastfeed in public, it better be okay for me to stand right in front of them gawking with a drooling mouth, and an obvious boner sticking front-face from my sweatpants, or a game of “pocket-pull.”’

    IF BREASTFEEDING IS OKAY SEXUAL INTIMIDATION IS OKAY RIGHT GUYS?

    Is there nothing the education system can do for this throwback?

  222. seriously..all the people who see nothing wrong with puttin a profile picture of yourself practically naked, lying on your bed, massive boob floppin out and a little child attached……..wtf????

  223. xkatehx, you make it sound like breast feeding is perverted. There is NOTHING wrong with this picture. Breastfeeding is very important and many women feel it’s one of the most bonding and amazing experiences of their lives. Grow up.

  224. Blatant open sexual activity has a negative impact on children. There are studies about this as well as it being common sense. So having sex with your girlfriend in public has a negative social impact.

    Breastfeeding becoming normalized, accepted and mundane is GOOD for society. It creates healthier babies, thus healthier adults. It perpetuates a deep bonding between parent and child. It has a positive social impact.

    Piss and shit are germy and can cause severe illness and even death is some cases. That is a negative social and medical impact.

    Just because you can tenuously link two things doesn’t make them equal.

    A photo of a mother breastfeeding is no different than a photo of a mother bottle feeding, or a photo of a baby sucking on a binky, or a photo of a baby eating their first bowl of oatmeal.

    Try thinking outside the box. This shit makes me embarrassed as an American!

  225. Really I have to agree with everyone who is pro breastfeeding here, and posting a picture on your profile is no different than posting a picture of a baby being bottle fed. Breastfeeding is just another way of making sure you’re child is being taken care of.

    As for the people here who have ridiculously stated that breastfeeding altogether should be stopped, really it’s time to grow up, it’s a natural way to feed a baby. I gave birth to a child that was 2.5 months premature and breastfeeding was the best thing I could do to give my daughter a healthy start on life, I, like Kristen did my best to conceal it when possible, but the reality is that it is not always easy to hide yourself in some bathroom, or walk to the other end of a mall with a screaming baby just to give them a little bit of food. Not to mention the fact that there really are a lot worse pictures on facebook, in fact go into one of your local bars or clubs and you’re more than likely going to see as much, if not more nudity than what this mother is displaying, and not in nearly as loving a manner.

    Personally I think this is a beautiful pic that was more than likely only ever meant to be shared among friends and family on this woman’s profile, really not such a big deal.

  226. @Jezbinder in comment #61.
    My son is now 2 months old. My pregnancy was hell. I love him to death but getting him here sucked. Any woman that has been pregnant has every right to bitch. And trust me you would bitch too if your body was changing in so many ways at once. My morning sickness was so bad that I couldn’t eat anything, and even smelling food made me throw up. And I was starving. My whole body ached, and I had a job that required me to be constantly on my feet. I couldn’t get enough sleep because I was constantly waking up to pee, and couldn’t find a comfortable position to lay in. Then after 9 whole months of all that, I had to push a baby out of my vagina. You can’t imagine the how painful that was. And on top of the pain I was dead tired, from the lack of sleep.

    It stuns me that there are morons like you in the world. You men complain about women bitching about pregnancy, and you have absolutely no knowledge of how tough it really is. And I’m pretty shocked that no one has responded to it.

    I’m pro breastfeeding, but I think it should be kept private. I think there are good points from both sides of this argument. Yes, you need to feed your child, and you don’t want them crying in public. But why do we need to make other people uncomfortable to do so. I don’t even have a problem with a woman breastfeeding on a bench or something, but I think she needs a blanket to cover herself and her baby up. I get intensely uncomfortable when a woman just pops her breast out around me. And there are too many items sold meant to cover a woman up, so there is no reason for you to not cover it up in public. We can make breastfeeding socially acceptable without flashing our breasts.

    @kalamitykristen:
    As a mother who was unable to breastfeed I find it extremely insulting that you even brought bottle feeding up. There is no reason for you to start quoting statistics about it, and I found your comment to be smug and self righteous. I don’t find any situation where a woman is feeding her child offensive, even if she is committing the “terrible” act of bottle feeding her child. My son is extremely healthy, and formula SAVED HIS LIFE. We get that you like breastfeeding. And just so you know… I gave birth in a birthing center, with no doctors, just my mother and a midwife there. I also did not have an epidural, and never once went to see anyone but a midwife while I was pregnant. I am all for doing things naturally, and I think breastfeeding is great, and that people should do it. But I would NEVER go off on someone just because they bottle feed. They made a decision to do so, and whatever there reasoning is, the bottom line is that their child is still alive and being fed. And all of the problems you described about breastfeeding in public and “accidentally” showing some nipple can be remedied by something like this:

    http://www.amazon.com/Leachco-Mother-Nursing-Pillow-Cover-Up/dp/B001QBV86W

    I would like you to note the convenient way it goes around your shoulders, and leaves both of your hands free to adjust your baby and breast while keeping it all hidden. With wonderful products like these there is no reason women should have their breast exposed to feed their children. And I have seen women out there who breastfeed in public in a very public and attention whoring way. The only thing they are accomplishing is embarrassing themselves.

    We are all aware that breasts are a tool to feed your baby. That doesn’t mean we want to watch a woman popping her breast out so she can feed her baby. And as for children seeing it, I find it highly inappropriate for your children to see any of your private bits. If I have another child and at that point am able to breastfeed, I will make sure I take extra care in front of my son so that he doesn’t see my breasts. I do not find it natural for your children to know what your breasts or genitals look like.

  227. Wow, the last two posters I have a lot in common with. I had a baby that was 2 months premature and my body couldn’t produce milk. Formula is the reason my daughter is alive today. I workd for 6 weeks nonstop to try and make milk but I couldn’t. My body wasn’t ready and I was dealthy (literally) ill.

    captainkittie – I just have to say, I agree with much of what you are saying but there are some babies who will not be under a blanket. It’s uncomfortable for them. Babies, like any OTHER person, have personal preferences. I too had a time when popping out a boob to feed a child made me a little uncomfy. But then I just let go of MY issues and I was fine. I am not arguing with you, but just pointing out that breastfeeding shouldn’t be a private activity. We just need to all get over it.

    Boobies are not sexual objects, their only purpose is to feed children. That is it. Some cultures find breasts sexual and I guess that’s fine…but it’s not their only purpose, it’s a not even a secondary purpose…it’s a social after thought. Breasts aren’t needed for sexual procreation. They are needed to feed babies.

    There are people who do a LOT of things to whore attention. Why breast feeding is an exception I don’t understand. The problem is ONLY on the part of those who find boobies to be naughty.

    And if you are hiding your son from you doing something as natural and as beautiful as breast feeding then you are doing him a HUGE disservice and you are helping to perpetuate this idiotic view we have of breasts. What do you think of cultures (current and historical) that don’t believe breasts ARE private parts? Are they wrong? And if you think so, why?

    The whole bit about your son and your body is a little much. Sorry, no one is advocating strutting around naked all day, but using your breast for what it’s for, ESPECIALLY in your own home is silly. You are also missing out on teaching him amazing things about parenting, bonding, the human body, reproduction and nurturing. But because he has a penis I guess it’s none of his business…LOL

  228. Who uses THAT as a PUBLIC PROFILE PIC???!!!

  229. @captainkittie: It’s unfortunate that you took such offense at something I typed without reading everything I had to say. I have NEVER condemned women who couldn’t breastfeed. NEVER.

    I have friends who chose to formula feed because they just didn’t like breastfeeding.

    I have friends who chose to formula feed because they just didn’t know the FACTS about breastfeeding.

    The FACTS show that breastfeeding WHEN POSSIBLE is best. In fact, the World Health Organization suggests finding a milk bank for breastmilk if a mother is unable to produce her own milk. That’s how important it is. These are FACTS. You can get upset because these facts sting you personally, but myself being a breastfeeding activist & having knowledge on the subject doesn’t make me self-righteous. I DO NOT look down on women who can’t breastfeed, nor do I look down on women who choose not to breastfeed. I do think it’s unfortunate & I am certainly an advocate for spreading the facts but that does not mean that I am insulting you.

    And yes, I absolutely do need to state the facts about breastfeeding. Why should I not??? Especially in a forum like this with so many people who have no clue how important it is & who are spouting nonsense about breastfeeding being “icky”.

    I have no interest in the nursing bib that you are trying to get me to buy. I will not “note” anything about it. There is no way that my son would stay tucked under there while nursing. Keep dreaming. Or how about, instead, you spend time maturing & not being so afraid of your own body that you prevent your children from learning?

    You couldn’t breastfeed & you are angry at the facts that I know. That is not my issue. If I was somehow unable to breastfeed I would seek out a milk bank. But if that was a hassle or became too expensive, of course I would use formula. You don’t have to get ridiculous & imagine yourself being insulted just because someone knows truths that go against a path that you took.

  230. kalamitykristen,

    I am 100% for breastfeeding. Even though I didn’t have the opportunity to do so I advocate normalizing of breastfeeding whenever possible. But in all fairness, this is just something I’m throwing out there, those of us who couldn’t breastfeed get really insulted when we are treated as if we are bad or as if we made the wrong choice. I knew about milk banks and I still chose formula. It was just not something I wanted to do, get breast milk from a bank where I know nothing about the mother. On top of that preemies need diets with heightened calories and breast milk at a milk bank wouldn’t cut it anyway.

    I have a 5 and a half year old daughter who is in excellent health, she’s very bright and has no health problems. Even as a preemie on formula her only problem was that she was small. She could breathe on her own.

    Anyway, I know you aren’t SAYING that people like me are “bad”, but breastfeeding activists can turn people off to their cause if they come off too passionate. (Just like any activist can.)

    Anyway, praise to you for the good you do. Breastfeeding is a worth cause. Thanks for putting information out there.

  231. BTW, I have been insulted on a number of occasions. I’ve been told I didn’t try hard enough to have my milk come in. I’ve been told that I am a liar. I’ve been told that I’m just one of those mothers who don’t care for my children the way breastfeeding mothers do. I’ve also been told, and this is the most shocking one of all, that my inability to have my milk come in was a subconscious symptom of my PPD and that I didn’t want my daughter to live.

    Yeah…

    Oh! One more shocker – I was also told once that those of use who cannot breastfeed shouldn’t be able to use formula because clearly there is something wrong with us evolutionarily speaking and we should “die out” anyway.

    People sometimes (NOT SAYING YOU! Just pointing out where the sore spots come from…) let their passionate ideals block the goals of their views.

  232. Penny Lane, you are graceful with your words & awesome. I appreciate your input a lot. I am sorry if it seemed at all like I was saying that mothers who formula feed, out of necessity or otherwise, are bad.
    To quote myself “I would be more offended to see a bottle feeding situation, with acception of the fact that a very small amount of women can’t breastfeed. . .” I understand that may not be clear. I would be totally unoffended to see a breastfeeding woman (which, for everyone else, does not mean I’d be googooing & staring with eyes full of love & awe; I would be not looking). I said I’d be more offended by an image of bottlefeeding because pictures, stories, recent history, & movies make it seem like formula feeding is the “normal” way to do it. I find that offensive because it’s not what is best, if it can be avoided. I also said “breastmilk is best. . .but that women who can’t breastfeed are obviously doing no disservice”.
    I tried my best to exempt the mothers who couldn’t breastfeed from my rant of facts that I posted in order to educate the people who think breastfeeding is “disgusting” & should be stopped. I can understand why it is a sensitive matter. I know that if I had not been able to breastfeed & ended up reading a list of information about breastmilk being “good” & formula being “bad”, it would sting. But there are women who choose to formula feed because they think breastfeeding will make their boobs saggy. There are women who choose to formula feed because they want to continue smoking. There are people who don’t know the difference at all. I just can’t get on board with the notion that because I know statistics, I am smug & self-righteous (not that that is what you are saying, Penny Lane). I have had one dude on here say that if I can breastfeed in public, he can sexually harrass me in a very graphic way. I’ve had one girl say I’m ignorant & lazy because I won’t/can’t pump a bottle to spare her delicate eyes. I’ve had two females start hollaring that I’m self-righteous & rude & smug because I state the facts on something I care deeply about. I don’t feel like the offensive one. . . I don’t walk up to strangers who are bottle feeding & smugly say “breast is best!” I don’t judge them. But when it comes to listing the facts, I can do that.
    P.S. Most milk banks measure fat content in milk to save the highest caloric milk for premature babies, but I have no idea if it’s as effective as higher calorie formula.

  233. @kalamitykristen
    I read every word of all your comments. You came off smug and self righteous.
    I already had the facts about breastfeeding. My midwives made sure of that, and I was aware of breastmilk banks. Penny Lane is correct when she states that “activists” like you turn people off of your causes. The facts of breastfeeding do not “sting me personally”. I am in no way angry that I personally could not breast feed. I would have loved to breastfeed my son, but chose to be happy that there is and option out there since I could not.

    I am in no way uncomfortable with my body, and never have been. Just because you believe it is natural for a child to watch their mother breastfeed does not mean that I believe that. There are ways to teach my son that breastfeeding is natural without him having to see me do it. I have never seen my mother’s breasts, and I am extremely informed on the topic. And I’m informed without having watched my mother breastfeed my younger sister. And I am not trying to get you to buy anything. I am simply pointing out that there are there are too many options out there to keep a woman covered, for women to be just popping a breast out. I have seen those covers and they are extremely roomy. But I understand that they won’t work for every woman and baby.

    And Penny this is to answer your earlier question. I have no problem with other cultures’ view of breasts. I was raised that breasts are private, and should stay that way. I personally think the only people who should see my breasts are myself and my husband. This feeling does not stem from discomfort of my body, just my own personal sense of modesty. And thank you for stating your opinions in a non aggressive manner.

    I do believe that women should be more informed about breastfeeding and it’s benefits. But I disagree that everyone should have to watch women breastfeed. Everytime I see a woman breastfeeding in public I feel like I am invading her privacy. I’m not saying women should stop breastfeeding in public. I just think they should be more conscious of their surroundings, and should cover up when exposing themselves. There are many things I find to be natural to do, one of which is giving birth. But you would never catch me giving birth in public unless the circumstances were extreme. And this is a perfectly natural comparison. Both giving birth and breastfeeding are beautiful and natural. But I would never share those experiences with the world.

  234. I see the point that you’re making on here, but as I was reading the comments made it angered me to hear that if a person thinks someone should cover up while breastfeeding, they are called prude and puritanical.

    And kalamitykristin I have meant no offense to you, but to me that is the way your words sounded. But while I was having my issues breastfeeding I had so many women being judgemental and retelling me facts about why me formula feeding my son would be terrible. I tried very hard to breastfeed, and nothing worked. Production was never a problem for me, but I seemed to have inherited an issue that my grandmother had. By the time I decided to quit listening to all of those people, I was in so much pain that it was hard for me to even wear a bra or shower. And on top of that my son was fussy all the time. I’m sure you can understand why I have an issue. But I do apologize to you.

    I see the point that many were trying to make about breasts being sexual. In America, if you asked a man what breasts made him think of, 9 out of 10 men will tell you they think of sex. That doesn’t mean they find breastfeeding sexual.

  235. @captainkittie:
    Can you give me a quote where I was smug & self-righteous? Do you know that I was not speaking to you, or any mother who couldn’t breastfeed, but rather the many people suggesting that women should just bottle feed because breastfeeding is gross?

    I reread everything I wrote & I still have yet to see a smug statement regarding women who were forced to formula feed due to issues beyond their control. But “passionate & well informed” are not synonymous with “self-righteous” to me.

    You disagree that “everyone should have to watch women breastfeed”????? Since when has anyone on this lamepage suggested that everyone needs to watch women breastfeed??? In fact, I think my main point has been that people should Look Away if it makes them uncomfortable. No one is trying to force you to watch women nurse. That is an extreme notion that makes it seem like you’re not at all in touch with what this issue is really about. I also said that I don’t expect people to warmly embrace lactating women everywhere, they just shouldn’t make such a big, hateful deal out of it.

    Comparing breastfeeding in public to giving birth in public, or every other natural act, is ridiculous. Does giving birth in public benefit a child’s health & wellbeing? No. Are there usually other options? Yes. If every single restroom in the world was clean, smelled decent, & had a special seat for breastfeeding mothers, I would certainly use it. But they don’t. You say “Just because you believe it is natural for a child to watch their mother breastfeed does not mean that I believe that”. Just because you are uncomfortable with women breastfeeding in public doesn’t mean I have to put your needs above my child’s, especially with the law on my side.

    Penny Lane, I am horrified that anyone would say such things to you. I didn’t even know people like that exist. You obviously did the right thing for your child, & that is all that matters.

  236. @Penny Lane
    Having a premature baby is an incredibly stressful thing to go through, and breastfeeding or not, just the idea of trying it, trust me I remember many nights of pumping every 3 hours with little to no results, shows how much you offered you’re baby, once again I state there is absolutely nothing wrong with bottle, or breast feeding your baby, the whole point is that your baby thrives.

    As for the people here who have called women lazy for not pumping their milk before heading out in public, do you realize that you have to pump every 3 hours or have your baby feed every 3 hours to make sure you have enough milk, do you realize that you have to spend at the very least half an hour hooked to a machine ( and that’s if you’re lucky ) to produce enough milk that your baby could eat in 10 minutes?

    If you’re willing to do a little experiment, and try just staying awake for a whole half hour every 3 hours round the clock and still say we’re lazy for not pumping before we go out in public, then please be my guest, if you can do that for 2 weeks straight then I will agree with you. But honestly I don’t think that anyone who has been through this would say it’s easy, or something they would do if they don’t need to.

    And when it comes to the covers that are sold for breastfeeding, although not at all comfortable, they do come in handy when you’re in incredibly public places. The reason I say they’re not comfortable is because if you’ve ever tried to position a newborn under one of these, that cannot hold their head straight, never mind latch on properly, trying to adjust them without being able to see what you’re doing is nearly impossible. I will be one of the first to admit that I have breastfed my daughter without one of these covers, in my car, on a busy street, and if people find that exhibitionist so be it, it was the best thing for my baby at the time, and maybe I am lazy for wanting to make sure my baby and I were comfortable. So be it.

  237. The very fact the I apologized to you in a later post and you are still going on this rant is smug and self righteous.

    The only time you said that people should look away was in the post before this last one. Before that my understanding of everything you have been saying is that everyone should be ok with watching someone breastfeed in public. Why should we all be ok with women exposing themselves?

    I find the issues to be very similar.There are other options to popping a breast out in public to feed your child. I believe I posted a link to what I believe is the most suitable option. If you find that to be an option that does not suit you and your child, it’s simple enough for you to find a place that is quiet and out of the way to breastfeed. And you can breastfeed standing up or walking. I’ve watched many women do that. I’m not saying you should go find the nearest public restroom. The only thing I’m saying is that women should cover themselves while breastfeeding their child. And I don’t recall ever asking you to put my needs over your child’s needs.

    The whole point to this is that I find posting a picture of yourself breastfeeding on a social networking site to be tacky, and inappropriate. If you really want to get back to the issue, please explain to me how posting a picture of yourself breastfeeding on facebook is beneficial to either you or your child. I have the respect for the feelings of my peers to not do something that would make them uncomfortable. And I spent a lot of time thinking while I was pregnant about how I would handle a situation like breastfeeding in public, and how I would respect the feelings of others while still tending to the needs of my child.

    And while I find it inappropriate for you to breastfeed in public without taking care to not cover yourself and make sure you are decent, I don’t argue the fact that you have a right to do so. I’m uncomfortable with it, but if you aren’t, then fine. The fact is that if you live in America, it is not culturally acceptable to just expose your breast, even when breastfeeding. I think we should all be more comfortable with breastfeeding in general, but I don’t think being more comfortable with it should mean we all walk around breastfeeding without something to cover ourselves.

  238. @captain kittie:
    I acknowledge your apology but I have no idea what it’s for.

    I find it amusing that you claim to have read every word that I have written so far, yet you also claim that I never mentioned looking away from a breastfeeding mother besides the post before this one, or the one before that or whatever. Allow me to quote myself:

    “Here’s a notion: if you don’t like to see a woman feeding her child, LOOK AWAY.”

    “…but people who think it’s disgusting are foolish.
    LOOK AWAY.”

    “I’m not, however, going to hide in a nasty bathroom because you are uncomfortable. That fork in the road is where you either need to LOOK AWAY or grow the fuck up & deal.”

    So it’s clear that you actually didn’t read what I wrote, you just saw that I mentioned bottle feeding & decided to get insulted.

    You also seem to be insinuating that I don’t take care to cover myself while breastfeeding in public. Allow me to again quote myself:

    “I AM CAREFUL NOT TO FLASH PEOPLE WHEN I’M NURSING BECAUSE I DO NOT WANT TO MAKE THEM UNCOMFORTABLE

    however

    THERE ARE WOMEN WHO ARE PROUD OF NURSING & DON’T CARE WHAT YOU THINK.”

    “See here: I know where I stand on the topic & I am able to understand how others may feel about it so I do my best to cover up.”

    My point was that I personally don’t enjoy exposing my breast to passersby & so I try to cover up, using my shirt & my son to cover almost everything. However, if my son suddenly bolts up or kicks a blanket off himself, & someone catches a flash of flesh, I do not think it’s appropriate for them to freak out because it’s just a boob & breastfeeding in public is sometimes absolutely necessary & a lot more comfortable than hiding. You have never breastfed, so you really don’t understand the challenges of finding a quiet spot every time a new mother is in public. Where exactly is the quiet spot in the grocery store? Mine doesn’t have one. So when my son was a week or two old & I needed groceries & he started screaming in the middle of the store, I went & hid in the most disgusting bathroom I’ve ever seen, positioning myself over the toilet. I won’t be doing that again.

    You have been asking me to put your needs over my son’s because sometimes, when he was younger, he needed to nurse as soon as possible. You would like me to spend time searching for a quiet, private spot so as to not offend your eyes, even though you are perfectly capable of looking away. My son would prefer that I sat down & fed him right away, I would prefer to keep my breast mostly covered, that is the compromise I will make.

    Your solution to my “problem”, which is actually your problem, is to buy a nursing bib. I’ve tried one, they don’t work for me. I have an active & curious boy who has no interest in being covered up. He twists it & kicks it off, making the whole ordeal much more of a hassle than if I could just nurse in peace.

    In regards to this facebook profile picture, I think it’s fine. I wouldn’t do it because I educate people through words, not pictures. You don’t know what the circumstances were, so maybe you should refrain from judgement. Perhaps this woman has a small amount of friends who are proud to see her breastfeeding, & there was only one loser who decided to send it in to lamebook. In fact, if the women above claiming to be Angeljade is really herself, then the person who sent it in is her exhusband, the father of the baby. What a terrible thing to be judged for.
    Maybe she is a lactation activist who thinks it’s very important for the image of breastfeeding women to be normalized. How awesome is that? Very awesome. It’s the same thing as an interracial couple being proud to hold hands in public. It’s offensive to some people, but IT IS FOR THE GREATER GOOD.

    It concerns me that you said I shouldn’t have posted the facts about breastfeeding because you already know all the facts. It seems to me you have an issue recognizing that there are other people in the world. I posted the facts about breastfeeding for the people who were telling me to make a bottle because breastfeeding is gross. That was long before I even knew you existed. If there are people who assume that there is no need to breastfeed & all women who do it are sexual exhibistionists, they need to learn the difference. They need to know that formula is not the best option, if it can be avoided & my allegiance is to my son’s comfort, not theirs.

    I also said, twice, that everything I was saying about breastfeeding was nothing against women who were unable to breastfeed. Your offence is clearly misguided. If you are really going to get so insulted about comments on a thread on the internet, maybe you should actually read them first.

  239. My aunt had 9 children, and she breastfed every single one of them. When she was in public she managed to breastfeed her squirming child, while taking care of whatever other children were with her at the same time. And she managed to do while keeping herself covered, and without flashing anyone.

    What’s your excuse?

    I’ve had enough personal experience with breastfeeding to know how difficult it really is. I still managed to keep myself covered.

  240. You just keep coming back with more & more ridiculous nonsense.

    Are you seriously suggesting that just because your aunt was able to never accidentally have a nipple slip that there is absolutely no excuse for me? Do you really want me to believe that you ere around your aunt 100% of the time when she was nursing with your eyes glued to her breast just to see if she would inadvertantly expose herself? Your reasoning is absurd.

    I don’t need an “excuse”, I have a plethora of breastfeeding friends & family & networks who admit it is difficult to keep totally covered at all times. Your opinion on the matter means nothing to me or the lawmakers who have decided I am right.

    You are reaching to validate your own inane sensitivities & it’s getting more & more pathetic. I already said that I try my best to keep covered so, in the end, if you were to catch a glimpse, the ONLY thing for you to do is get over it. Move on.

  241. I’m trying to catch up on this discussion so forgive me if I seem to jump around, I only have a few minutes today. But I did want to comment on a few things:

    captainkittie:

    “Everytime I see a woman breastfeeding in public I feel like I am invading her privacy. I’m not saying women should stop breastfeeding in public. I just think they should be more conscious of their surroundings, and should cover up when exposing themselves.”

    I totally understand your discomfort, but I do think it’s important to recognize that this is you modesty that you are projecting onto other people. And that’s natural, I get that. Everyone does that. But it is also important to remember that you aren’t invading her privacy, it’s simply not something you would choose to do. If a woman is openly breastfeeding she doesn’t have that same idea of modesty, she feels showing her breasts while feeding isn’t immodest. So, you aren’t invading her privacy.

    “But you would never catch me giving birth in public unless the circumstances were extreme.”

    Of course not. There is no need to give birth in public. It’s not prudent, practical or pragmatic to do so. Breastfeeding however, is all of those things. Babies need to eat, babies need breast milk when possible, babies need motherly bonding when possible and we live in a world where mothers cannot spend every moment in hiding.

    Comparing breastfeeding to giving birth is no different than comparing it to sex or having a bowel movement. There is a reason that certain things are private and others are not and “natural” isn’t the definition.

    Eyeglasses are transparent, windows are transparent and glass dildos are transparent. But the fact that these 3 very different items have one thing in common doesn’t mean they are equal in all their uses. I would never masturbate with eyeglasses and I would never wear a picture window on my face. (Not trying to be gross, just trying to explain my train of thought.)

    Hope71:

    I did want to throw out there that I do know what you are talking about. I spent 6 weeks pumping every 3 hours like clock work. I took the drugs to make my milk come in. I breastfed when I was at the hospital too, even though nothing came out. (My daughter was good at it, but there was nothing there for her sadly.)

    I felt like I was perpetually hooked up to a hospital grade pump. Yes, I didn’t have a tiny little home pump, my insurance paid for a huge hospital pump to be put in my bedroom! My body was like like, “Hell no lady! You have an infection c-section, post-partum depression and pre-eclampsia! There is no milk here!”

  242. Penny Lane:

    Lol yeah I was lucky enough to be able to rent the hospital grade pump, I went for a week with a manual one and said absolutely no way am I spending an hour out of every 3 doing this. Even with the hospital grade though it’s a very trying thing to do. And I’m sure my boyfriend can attest to this just by how grumpy I was throughout the entire time.

    I completely and totally agree that if the woman breastfeeding is not uncomfortable with having people see it, and if it is not possible for some reason to stay completely covered up, then good on them for doing what is best for their child. No matter how I look at it I just can’t see breastfeeding as a bad thing, in public or at home, in a lot of countries it is considered completely normal for a woman to breastfeed without having to be incredibly self conscious about the fact that the baby didn’t get on fast enough, or the cover came up a little, and so people might have seen that inch of skin that 19 year old girls show on a daily basis in public.

    Either way though everyone is bound to have a different opinion on this matter, but for those that have not had a child and tried to breastfeed, try to be a little understanding about the fact that it is not always the easiest thing to do, and modesty is great, but in the long run a woman’s child will always come first.

  243. Ok, ok, while I commend her for breast-feeding and not pumping her kid full of fatty formula…

    Noooooot a good profile pic. Lame, and slightly yicky.

    (I’m a girl!)

  244. xxxtheworldsgreatestxxx

    this is not that bad…except i wouldn’t recomend that as a profile pic.

  245. Personally, I think the lesson to be learned here is that breastfeeding is hard work. People should be happy if a woman is able to breastfeed altogether. Everything doesn’t magically go well for everyone, as many of the personal stories on here attest. I think more people should walk up to a woman breastfeeding in public and congratulate her on nursing successfully, whether she’s covered or not. Too few new moms hear the words, “Good job, mommy!” or “You’re doing great, keep it up!” If only the world spent more time reasserting the beauty of motherhood instead of bickering over what society should deem decent or indecent…

  246. I agree with you, captainkittie.

  247. @Roxy (Post#20)

    Taking a dump is natural and normal, too, but you don’t see people posting a profile picture of themselves dropping a deuce. People just love posting something out of the ordinary and acting like it is ordinary. That’s why this website exists.

  248. Being a mother myself I do understand that it is natural and allowed at many public places to breast feed but when they do, about 95% of people use at least a blanket because it is respectful. Plus with people defending this one, uh… Reguardless of what you say, facebook has rules that nudity is not allowed and a nipple is still a nipple, doesn’t matter if a child is attached to it or not. Even if their profile is hidden people can still more than likely see their photo, if it was in a album with friends can see only, fine but as a profile pic, you are just itching for attention. You know how many little boys or freaks who have a odd fetish are probably whacking off to that? Gross…

  249. Very much agree with Sapphire.
    the person who submitted this and the one who approved it are both PERVERTS!

  250. Its the fucking Beatles

    Shit on a brick. All THIS over a breastfeeding picture? :|

  251. Reality check, here, people:
    1) It’s a breast.
    2) It’s not a sexual organ (while it can be erogenous).

    The people that are offended by this, or believe it to be inappropriate are along the lines of (and I can’t believe we ever even tolerated her nomination) Sarah Palin preaching “abstinence only” sex “education.” Make something “taboo,” and you just made it moreinteresting to the youth. If you have nothing better to do than to chastise this, then maybe you shouldn’t be on FB, to begin with. That with which I have the biggest problem is people telling me what I should or should not have the opportunity to see. Morality is wielded more often as a weapon than as a tool. I blame the church. Eliminate churches, improve thought capacity. Eliminate churches, improve progress. Eliminate churches, eliminate oppression. Why is it that so many people want the right to determine what is “appropriate” for *others*? Is this picture “lame,” as a profile pic? Whether you say, “yes” or “no,” you are right. As long as you are making the decision for you. When you try to make this decision on behalf of others, YOU become the lame-oid. For those of you that have posted on the side of “this is inappropriate,” dish yourself out a big, heaping helping of *EPIC FAIL*!!!

  252. @DragonStorm (#251)
    What we really need to eliminate is atheism.
    Stalin killed approx. 12 million of his own folks, and Mao did at least that (that’s how much was reported). The Chinese govt is still torturing its citizens.
    And of course, Hitler started the whole “Holocaust Craze” because he didn’t like Jews (a religion AND a race).
    Who knows what the next evil atheist dictator will target….
    Stop raggin’ on religion when there are so many better things to hate….like your profile name.
    A group of dragons is a “Weyr,” not a “storm.”

  253. I have no problem whatsoever with breastfeeding in public. However, I don’t believe that just because you have a baby attached to your nipple, suddenly it’s completely ok to have your entire breast exposed to the world. Cover it up.
    And I breastfed both my sons, sometimes in public, without ever showing my breasts to the world. It’s called class. Just because it’s a beautiful, natural, wonderful thing doesn’t mean everyone else wants to look at it.

  254. I think it’s inappropriate to put a photo of yourself breastfeeding on facebook, I just don’t see the point :S

  255. sure there are many beautiful things and maybe breastfeeding is part of those things but so is making love but would it be appropriate to take a a picture of yourself during intercourse and set it as a facebook display picture? I highly doubt it. Some things are really just about ”private” bonding. In other words these things happen between 2 people and not the whole world. Once the whole world is involved it takes away the sense of ”private bonding” (if u wish). well that’s my opinion

  256. another thing is as i have read some of the previous comments i realize that some just ”appreciate” this picture because OMG TITS. Also some people wrote about how this breast feeding picture is ok but showing ur penis on a display picture isn’t? how the fuck is that not contradictory. isn’t the human body a beautiful thing? If breastfeeding is ok than so should a picture of a person naked be. Just because breastfeeding is legal that doesn’t mean it’s ”ok”. I’m not saying that it isn’t i’m just explaining that it’s not because something is made to be legal that it is ok to do. smoking cigarettes is legal and so is drinking alcohol. Along with videos with half naked girls… this is all very legal but think about. how did this affect society

  257. For all the ridiculous comments about this being her profile picture. If you look closely, you can see that this picture is one of 39 in the profile pictures file. I doubt this was actually her profile picture.

  258. so many fkn losers on this site…
    people comparing breastfeeding and ciggarettes… lol..
    wtf?

  259. this one has the most commented picture…but the good side to her actions is she’s promoting breast feeding,and hey she’s just like any other mother that cares for her babies and want nothing but good things for her angel. i think why she’s not ashamed because she’s proud to be a mother ….

  260. titsonabull its rather hilarious that u hint that i’m a loser cuz i chose to do a comparison yet u took the time to actually read what i said. that doesnt really make you any better. for the record the cigarettes wasnt the point of my paragraph u fkn retard so before u open ur mouth and call ppl losers try to understand the fkn point.

  261. Thats one proud momma haha

  262. Really, guys? Why in the world did this turn into a debate about breast-feeding?

    It’s lame to have this as a profile-picture. That’s it. Post a status about breastfeeding or something, but I don’t want to actually see a child suckling. I have absolutely no problem with women breast-feeding in public, but I’m not going to gawk at them and it would honestly make me uncomfortable if I was forced to see one of my friend’s boobs every time I looked at their FaceBook profile.

  263. friends’* hurr durr I can’t grammar

  264. Does the milk come out pixelated too?

  265. is that a penis on the right.. if so wft? maybe that is why it is on here. surprised no one else mentioned it

  266. I want some.

  267. Why is this an argument about breastfeeding WHEN THERE IS A GIANT PENIS ON THE RIGHT OF THE SCREEN?!!!!

  268. Its not a penis, its the woman’s HEAD. Unless you are saying she’s a dickhead for posting a picture of her breastfeeding on facebook……..

  269. This picture being removed is total bullshit.
    Personally, I wouldn’t post a picture of myself breastfeeding as my default unless I was on a parenting site or something, but there’s nothing in the least bit inappropriate about it.
    Dumb Dumb
    Dumb.

  270. p.s. if your offended by this you’re an idiot

  271. why o why?

  272. Why is this in the most popular list? There’s nothing lame about it. If you find breastfeeding offensive you’re either a moron or a 14 year old boy.

  273. It’s the mother’s face that’s blurred on the right side. To protect her identity. How more than one person thought they saw a penis is beyond me.

  274. [...] Lamebook » You’re the Breast … Arrouunndd! » Comment Thread By Ashley Ann Eubanks another thing is as i have read some of the previous comments i realize that some just ”appreciate” this picture because OMG TITS. Also some people wrote about how this breast feeding picture is ok but showing ur penis on a display picture isn’t? how the fuck is that not contradictory. isn’t the human body a beautiful thing? If breastfeeding is ok than so should a picture of a person naked be. Just because breastfeeding is legal that doesn’t mean it’s ”ok”. I’m not saying that it isn’t i’m just explaining that it’s not because something is made to be legal that it is ok to do. smoking cigarettes is legal and so is drinking alcohol. Along with videos with half naked girls… this is all very legal but think about. how did this affect society via lamebook.com [...]

  275. This picture makes me uncomfortable. I find walking in to a public bathroom to see a woman with her shirt off, breastfeeding her child, to be awkward. I think pulling your breast out to feed your baby while in the middle of a conversation is inconsiderate. Just because it’s “natural” and you’re completely ok with it doesn’t mean everyone else is.

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  279. WOW there’s a lot of bitching going on here. Suffice it to say, not the best picture to show off to the world.

  280. breastfeeding is a beautiful thing

  281. http://bit。ly/oGbb83

  282. question is. why the fuck would she want to share photos of this nature, its retarded/.

  283. Wow 282 comments is way too many for this.

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