Alyssa Milano, the "Mistresses" alum, is the latest celebrity to endorse breastfeeding in public. In an appearance on "The Wendy Williams Show", the actress argued about the normalcy of breastfeeding in public with the talk show host who seemed to cringe at the idea of feeding her kid in public.
The 43-year-old actress, who has been posting several pictures of her feeding her 16-month-old daughter, Isabella, said breasts are bilogically made as a source of nutrition to the child. "They're not made for sexual things. That's what we've done to them," she said.
However, Wendy Williams did not concur. By her own admission, the talk show host was quoted by E! Online as saying: "I don't need to see that. Because, I just don't want it."
Over the past year, several celebrities have tried to change public attitude towards breastfeeding. In her Instagram post, actress Jamie King wrote: "Breastfeeding should not be taboo." She was not alone. Her post was followed by others such as Blake Lively and Doutzen Kroes, who've attempted to dispel the taboo around it.
However, the idea isn't popular among most people. Equinox's recent ad campaign, that of a woman breastfeeding twins at a plush restaurant, has faced criticism. Many have labelled the ad "distasteful", "absurd" and "ridiculous," reported Yahoo.
For Alyssa Milano, though, breasts are "fun bags". She acknowledged that her perception of breastfeeding isn't endorsed by many, but stood by what she believed. In the end, she told Wendy Williams: "You're lucky the baby's not here. I'd whip 'em out right here and feed her on your show!"