I saw this advertisement yesterday on some media outlet and didn't think a thing of it. Today, it is causing an uproar all over the Internet and for the life of me, I can't figure out why.
There are three elements here: a breast, a baby, and an Oreo. Most offensive to me is the Oreo, as I was never a big fan, but you know, to each her own. If this baby were holding a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, I probably would have made it my profile photo on facebook.
Why are we as Americans still hung up on this? A breast is a thing of beauty. But more than that, it is a functional part of a woman's body, existing to provide nutrition to our babies.
I raised two babies and opted to breastfeed both of them. There was an immense sense of pride and wonder and power and accomplishment and love I felt in seeing my little six and seven pound babies grow and develop in their first months knowing that all of that was made possible because of me.
There is nothing to be ashamed of here, folks. Move along. Breastfeeding is a gift for those of us who can do it, or choose to do it. My full thoughts about breastfeeding are HERE.
Here is a selection of censored images on the web. I prefer the star, myself. Which is your favorite?
Now I need to go get a peanut butter cup. With a glass of milk.