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Military Moms Breastfeeding in Uniform Stir Controversy (What has happened to this country?)
yahoo ^ | 5/30/2012 | By Lylah M. Alphonse

Posted on 05/30/2012 5:45:25 PM PDT by tobyhill

At a time when breastfeeding in public is already controversial, pictures of two military moms doing so while wearing their uniforms is sparking outrage.

The photo is part of a local breastfeeding awareness campaign by Mom2Mom of Fairchild Air Force Base, a support group launched in January by Crystal Scott, a military spouse and mother of three. Among the intimate close-ups of smiling young mothers cuddling their adorable babies, the images of the two airmen stand out.

Related: Moms react to the "Time" magazine's "Are You Mom enough?" breastfeeding cover

(Excerpt) Read more at shine.yahoo.com ...


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To: svcw
That is definitely posing for the camera in uniform and that's where I draw the line.
21 posted on 05/30/2012 6:30:30 PM PDT by tobyhill (Conservatives are proud of themselves, Liberals lie about themselves)
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To: Teflonic; 3D-JOY; 50mm; AGreatPer; Bockscar; calcowgirl; cindy-true-supporter; concretebob; ...
Gee whiz Mom, the combat boots are a real turn off! ... sort of ...

21½ posted on 05/30/2012 9:33:15 PM EDT by Bret Feid (LUNCHTIME!)

To: 3D-Joy; 50mm; AGreatPer; Bockscar; calcowgirl; cindyTrueSupporter; concretebob; Disco Dave; ...
ping!

If you want off my ping list get over it!


22 posted on 05/30/2012 6:33:41 PM PDT by BufordP ("Drink me if you can't take a joke." --Kool-Aid)
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To: windcliff; stylecouncilor

Loose lips sink, err, busted ping


23 posted on 05/30/2012 6:38:41 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: tobyhill
Scott suggests that the issue might have less to do with the uniform and more to do with our own internal conflicts. "I think a lot of people think that you can't be a mom and be a soldier," she says.

Some people aren't meant to be soldiers - soldiering is not about conducting "awareness" campaigns with images of yourself in knowingly provocative and out-of-uniform activities, however natural or maternal/paternal.

24 posted on 05/30/2012 6:40:34 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: tobyhill; izzatzo

We now have day care centers and nursery schools on aircraft carriers. Marines wear fake boobs during training, so they can relate Tina and Susie.

Slam a couple of 6 packs...All this will seem funny.


25 posted on 05/30/2012 6:41:24 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Teflonic
I'm sure their husbands are soooooooo proud of them !

(And the women's parents)

26 posted on 05/30/2012 6:47:17 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: tobyhill

So, it’s admirable that Elizabeth Warren was (allegedly) the first woman to take the bar exam while breast-feeding, whereas this is horrible ... help!


27 posted on 05/30/2012 6:49:56 PM PDT by JOPO
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To: Sioux-san

I thought once pregnant they were honorably discharged.


28 posted on 05/30/2012 7:01:22 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: tobyhill

Years ago, the military ladies with children would depart for a private place and use a breast pump.

When you’re in uniform and on duty, certain activities aren’t quite appropriate.


29 posted on 05/30/2012 7:01:52 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse
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To: dragnet2

“We now have day care centers and nursery schools on aircraft carriers.”

Links? Not that I doubt you but that seems so WRONG on so many levels. Nurseries on a warship? Really?


30 posted on 05/30/2012 7:07:57 PM PDT by narses
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To: tobyhill
The photos don't bother me in the least. The three year old boy suckling does.

I remember the movie THE WILD BUNCH which some critic back in 1979 got upset with Mexican women with bandoleers of ammo strapped around them were shown suckling babies.

31 posted on 05/30/2012 7:11:10 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Anything Goes, Phantom of the Opera, Nice work if you can get it, EVITA. On BROADWAY last week.!)
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To: Teflonic

Now all we need is to add in one of them firing a weapon at the enemy with her free hand.

Oy vey ...just don’t know what to think anymore.

This was posed, so some NUT JOB could make a point. That’s all. Try not to think about it too much.


32 posted on 05/30/2012 7:26:01 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: Secret Agent Man

My niece is in the Air Force and has had two children since she enlisted. My step sister served in the Navy 15 years, when she had her twins she asked for a discharge which was granted, she forty when they were born so I am sure that had something to do with it.


33 posted on 05/30/2012 7:26:16 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Secret Agent Man

My niece is in the Air Force and has had two children since she enlisted. My step sister served in the Navy 15 years, when she had her twins she asked for a discharge which was granted, she forty when they were born so I am sure that had something to do with it.


34 posted on 05/30/2012 7:26:16 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Teflonic

Gonna be a sad day for the young’uns when they’re torn away from their mother’s breasts when their unit is activated.


35 posted on 05/30/2012 7:31:26 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: I Drive Too Fast

LOL


36 posted on 05/30/2012 7:45:47 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: tobyhill

Thirty-two years in the military (so far) and two children. Never, not once, did I ever breast feed in public. It would never have crossed my mind to do so in uniform. I pumped in private as well. My youngest is 15, so it wasn’t all that long ago.

This simply shocks me.


37 posted on 05/30/2012 7:52:12 PM PDT by ODC-GIRL (We live in interesting times)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I think you can get an honorable discharge if you want one, but have read about military women, married and single, with their newborns being cared for by Gram or a friend while they are deployed. So, from what I can tell, you don’t have to be discharged.


38 posted on 05/30/2012 7:59:39 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: ODC-GIRL

How is this in any way shocking? The military has been Oprah-fied, and any woman in the service has been part of it. Men can’t be warriors when women are around, period. And women are pathetic when pretending to be warriors. I would say that the only exceptions are butchy lesbians.

Today’s military is a joke with women in it - it is Obama’s dream.


39 posted on 05/30/2012 8:02:42 PM PDT by Notwithstanding (Christ Jesus Victor, Ruler, Lord and Redeemer!)
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To: Rebelbase

Sad yes, and we all will be asked to feel sorry for them and take some sort of special measures to make it seem more humane.

What sort of pathetic mom would have children at the breast knowing she could get deployed next week? And what kind of woman would pretend she was a real soldier when she knows she can put in for a discharge to take care of her newborn?

Women “soldiers” are 100% bad for the military.


40 posted on 05/30/2012 8:09:08 PM PDT by Notwithstanding (Christ Jesus Victor, Ruler, Lord and Redeemer!)
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