Glamour has recently shot a pictorial of Olivia Wilde and has come under some scrutiny about it the one shot. To be precise, this shot where Olivia is pictured all dolled up and breastfeeding her son at a fancy restaurant.
Here is what Olivia had to say about it.
“Being shot with Otis is so perfect because any portrait of me right now isn’t complete without my identity as a mother being a part of that. Breast-feeding is the most natural thing. I don’t know, now it feels like Otis should always be on my breast. It felt like we were capturing that multifaceted woman we’ve been discussing—that we know we can be. You can be someone who is at once maternal and professional and sexy and self-possessed. [But] I mean, I certainly don’t really look like that when I’m [typically] breast-feeding. And there’s usually a diaper involved.”
Personally, breastfeeding is not offensive to me, although this might be a bit TMI? I probably speak from a very biased perspective because I do not have children. I can only imagine the struggle of trying to keep breastfeeding while on the go could be difficult and depending on how reserved you are it could be even more of a challenge. I view breastfeeding simply as an essential just as needing to go to the loo when you’re out and about is essential too. You can do it, but its not acceptable to do it for the world to see, as some people are uncomfortable with it, unless like case in point you are actually making a point that is for everyone to see. Please don’t mistake my thoughts to be that I expect people to run and hide away their bodies but there are certain places firstly which are more safer and secondly some more acceptable than others when wanting to breastfeed your child…
I am possibly going to get a lot of attack on my view but that is the way that I see it and I welcome your comments, thoughts and experience on the matter as after all the more diverse we are the more interesting things can get.