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42 year old, mother of two, Alyssa Milano, is a very vocal breastfeeding advocate and regularly posts images of herself feeding her children to her Instagram account. The actress recently spoke to Entertainment Tonight about the double standards that surround breastfeeding.

The Charmed actress was recently interviewed by Entertainment Tonight and spoke about the different reactions to the way breasts are seen. She touched on how people are celebrating the fact that Miley Cyrus can walk around with next to nothing on at the VMA’s and be praised for her bravery, yet when someone posts an image to their social account showing a child being breastfed then it causes all sorts of debate.

Alyssa said “I think people are more comfortable sexualizing breasts than relating them to what they were made for, which is feeding another human.”

She then throws a message to her haters saying “I don’t care, I’m going to keep breastfeeding, maybe even until [Elizabella is] 6!”

I say GO ALYSSA! We totally agree with the fact that the world seems to be OK with the sexualisation of breasts, yet are divided when it comes to seeing breastfeeding children.

Here are some of the beautiful images Alyssa has shared with the world:

This stunning shot is an image Alyssa posted of a mum feeding who was diagnosed with cancer

THANK YOU ALYSSA for normalising breastfeeding and for being such a wonderful advocate!

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  • Well done Alyssa, thanks for sharing.

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  • Well done Alyssa, i have always admired you and even more so now.

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  • It truly is great to see a celebrity opening up the whole breastfeeding drama!! Good on you Alyssa, so many mums out there definitely needed this and you are a true inspiration to mothers everywhere!!

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  • It’s fantastic to see a celeb to promote breastfeeding by example.

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  • Good on you, Alyssa! A beautiful example.

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  • thats been more than me

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  • Beautiful photos.

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  • breastfeeding for long time

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  • yes there is nothing to be ashamed of

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  • When my daughter was little about 35years ago a friend in the same nursing association was physically removed from a local cafe even though she was being incredibly discrete. The next day about 12 of us took up 4 booths in the cafe with our glasses of water & ALL fed our babies (discretion up to mum & or babe). They tried the same thing & we said good luck so they caved. After many people in the then Nursing Mothers Assoc did the same sort of thing the Australian Federal Government passed a law which states that no business can ask a breasfeeding mum to leave their premises. It is also legal to nurse in public spaces including beaches parks etc & all large shopping centres should also have breast feeding facilities for those that prefer privacy. It still happens to mums but rarely unfortunately it is often a first time mum or a new mum full of hormones & tears & they do leave upset & embarassed. It is up to those of us who are there to stand with these mothers under these circumstances & help them. Recently a Restaurant Owner in the City was asked by a patron to remove a nursing mum. She explained the law & to her horror the customer then hassled the mum. This woman then gave the customer back his money & asked him to leave for annoying other customers. Yes getting there & the more outspoken we all are whatever age the better. Michelle L

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  • It’s fantastic to see a celeb to promote breastfeeding by example.

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  • Thank you for sharing this story. Its nice to see a celeb advocating breastfeeding in this way. Well done Alyssa.

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  • You go girl ! The best thing a mum can do for her baby is to breastfeed as long as she can. That foundation and bond can not be replaced by any formula on the supermarket shelf.

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  • Breastfeeding is important for babies. I breastfed three of my kids. My son is 3 years old and his year right after he turned 3 stopped. My daughter and son were breastfed and weaned off after a certain age. . My oldest was formula fed he wouldn’t take to breast milk. I support Alyssa breastfeeding is important and stoping is mutual between the parent and child.

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  • Good on her if that is what she wants to do. I was devastated when I COULD NOT BREAST FEED MY FIRST BUB because I was a midwife and helped so many mums learn to feed their babies. I did not have any milk yet bub was attaching correctly and sucking properly! So she was put on the bottle , good old carnation milk, water and lactose[ very old fashioned nowadays] and thrived so I was quite happy with the result. After I had baby no 2, I stayed in hospital a little longer and it was discovered by the dr that my milk came in on day 11. She said we will do a test weigh before and after my son had his little op. The test weigh revealed bubs had drank 120 mls. I was over the moon, Consequently I breast fed him for 12 months, the 3rd bub for about the same and the fourth bub for 18 months. It got easier each time.
    A thought should be spared for mums who through no fault of their own cannot breast feed. I have been on both sides of the fence so to speak.
    I got severely reprimanded at work one night when I told a mum who was very upset that she could not feed her bub about my experience and said that the formula these days are very very good and pretty close to the quality of breast milk and the main thing is that as long as bub gains weight, wees and poos and is contented mum will be contented as well. She felt a lot happier after our little heart to heart and I was pleased I made her feel a little better about her plight!
    Bad luck if I got told off later by the sister in charge. That is what happens if you work in baby friendly hospital. I did nothing wrong except tell the truth!

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