In the past several months, Facebook has forcibly deleted pictures that several mothers have posted on their pages of themselves breastfeeding. Facebook claimed that these pictures were graphic and inappropriate, and had no place being on Facebook. This sparked lots of controversy across the Internet, with the mothers appearing on top TV programs and online campaigns started to protect mother’s rights. Other controversies have surfaced surrounding mothers being asked to leave restaurants and other public places while they are breastfeeding.
For Glamour‘s September issue, the front page feature is on Olivia Wilde, actress and new mother to baby boy, Otis with comedian fiancé Jason Sudeikis. Inside of the magazine, there is a picture of Wilde breastfeeding Otis in a couture dress with heels on. The picture can be seen here: CLICK HERE.
In the article, she shares with Glamour that she wanted to show that the lives a dual life and can have multiple parts to her personality – the glamorous actress and down-to-earth, caring mother.
It’s so much more than that, though. By taking this photo, Wilde has shown women around the world that it is perfectly normal and ok to breastfeed their child. They should not be ashamed of their strong bond with their child, no their choice to breastfeed instead of bottle feed. Wilde’s bold stance is sure to bring joy and reassurance to many mothers who face ridicule on a daily basis for exercising their right to care for their child it public.
Olivia Wilde, you are Totes Newsworthy.