Alyssa Milano and Wendy Williams went head to head over breastfeeding in an interview this week.

Appearing on The Wendy Williams Show Alyssa found herself defending breastfeeding after Wendy brooched the topic that Alyssa has stirred up controversy sharing breastfeeding photos on Instagram.

“I was surprised by the reaction and I was surprised that I then was then put in this position of being a breastfeeding advocate — which I love, and I take that job with a lot of responsibility,” Milano, a mum of two, explained.

“But it was kind of shocking that [people] were so opinionated about something that’s supposed to be so incredibly natural.”

Wendy then expressed her opinion on the matter.

“I don’t need to see that — I just don’t want to,” Williams said. “I would go to the car [to breastfeed], not on the bench in the front of the big-box store.”

Alyssa replied “why is it OK to show that picture of Miley Cyrus sporting suspenders over her breasts.”

“So for you, maybe you’ve sexualised breasts, where [Cyrus’ outfit from last year’s VMAs] is OK,” Milano pressed Williams.

Williams, 51, agreed, also admitting that she wasn’t sure where her stance had come from.

“Yes, they’re more sexual than a feeding thing,” Williams continued.

“I don’t know why I feel this way. I just feel like … I’m a mum also, breastfeeding is only a particular amount of time. The rest of the life your breasts are sexual things.”

Alyssa finished with “You’re  lucky the baby’s not here, I’d whip them out and feed right here on your show!”

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  • Go Alyssa Go… such a big topic lately… people a Mum feeding her baby is in no way sexual, it is not disgusting, it is very natural and normal.


  • I agree with Williams – I am a Mum, but think we can all be discreet and respect others. I don’t want to see your boobs or your baby suckling…


  • Good on her for feeling comfortable breastfeeding anywhere and standing up for women

    • yeah i certainly would be too shy to post a pic though lol.!


  • Good on you Alyssa! It’s commendable that she strongly defends her points of view despite the controversy.


  • Never ever question a mother about breastfeeding (positive or negative). It is so natural that any comment is wrong. I breastfed as and when necessary – cafe, out with friends, on public transport and aeroplanes as well as at home. So glad I never had to defend myself.


  • I’m with Wendy Williams on this one. Yes, breastfeeding is a natural act, but that doesn’t mean I want to see it. Likewise, sex is a natural act, as is urinating, but I don’t want to see others in those acts either. And I also find a lot of Miley Cyrus’ outfits distasteful as well. A little modesty goes a long way.


  • The pictures are so sweet. Being able to breastfeed is such a wonderful experience!


  • yeah i fully support a mother’s decision. whether you breast feed or not. i was able to breastfeed so i was lucky and i really enjoyed the experience.


  • Seriously, good on Alyssa. I can’t believe breastfeeding still needs to be an issue in this day and age.


  • So good to see, i’m over people giving me weird looks when i say i’m still breastfeeding my almost 15 month old. Why is it such a strange thing for people when it’s natural and wonderful :)


  • Good on her!


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