There is a new diaper commercial featured on the internet. In it, a mother is breastfeeding her child in public. Lots of breastfeeding moms are already calling it the best breastfeeding video on the internet!
Luvs states: When you've gotta feed, you've gotta feed, no matter your location. Do you relate?
Has this commercial been banned from TV airing by censors? Do you think it should be? Or is this one of the best breastfeeding videos on the internet? What do you think about Luvs for creating it?
I think it's fine. I breastfed my kids whenever and wherever, so for me, seeing other women do it in public doesn't bother me, and it certainly wouldn't cause me to bat an eyelash if I saw it on TV. However, the skeptic in me wonders if this commercial was partially created to stir up controversy....
@rachmorgan01 - I imagine they did it to stir up controversy, but that's not always a bad thing. Controversy gets people actually talking about these subjects, which is a good first step with big issues.
You know, I really don't care if you breast feed your baby. Do whatever you want, but I'd personally always put a blanket over myself. I think how she acted was definitely obnoxious, though. He has every reason to be surprised. He came to take her order and her boobies out. I've seen a fair share of boobs in my life, but I'd still be surprised if I saw that out in public and be a little thrown off. Making him feel stupid for having a normal reaction just makes her a bitch.
I like it! And I think it's true. I couldn't breastfeed for very long but my best friend does. For the first few months she always hid and covered herself even in front of me. Now she's like "whatever!" and feeds him wherever. I think it just takes some getting used to exposing your skin even when your breast is covered. I think if more women did it in public without hesitation, the more acceptable it would be to more people. But honestly I can't see myself going to the mall and sitting on a bench to feed my baby, at least without a nursing cover..or walking around a grocery story feeding him/her. I don't like attention. And as normal and natural as it is, a lot of people don't see it that way and I'd feel uncomfortable. :(
Would they really ban this from tv?! I don't think they could do that..They show naked girls with a tiny blur over their nipples and that's ok? Ohhh goodness.
@rachmorgan01 - It probably was supposed to be controversial, but moms will see it and go "Yay, breastfeeding in public is great!" Then they see that breastfeeding moms make good decisions, like choosing Luvs. So they go buy Luvs because Luvs supports breastfeeding. At least that is their idea, haha. So whatever works to get them attention I guess. :)
I don't think he saw any more than what 1/2 the women around him show on a regular basis. Really, her "boobies" are not "out". Her clevage is. If I were him, I'd feel worse with the first scenario, because you can tell she needs help, but he probably wouldn't know how.
Yeah you see A LOT more "boobies"(seriously? they're called breasts! we don't say boobiefeeding, we say BREASTfeeding gah!) when you walk by a Victoria Secret store, go to the beach/pool and just in general!!!! Have you seen what teens/young women are wearing these days? I saw a commercial for "The Voice" the other day and my husband goes "DANG that's a lot of cleavage!" (referring to Christina Aguilera). And all this is perfectly acceptable in our society but a mother FEEDING her BABY in PUBLIC gets gawked at like she's being indecent?!
I loved this commercial and I did not find the lady obnoxious at all, in fact I thought she was great, she owned it. The waiter was just standing there stupidly gawking at her, like zomg that lady has boobs! I don't use Luvs because I cloth diaper my baby (can we get a commercial for cloth please :P) but I am proud that they endorse breastfeeding. I wish more people would pull whatever 1950s viewpoints they crammed up their arses out and realize that there is absolutely nothing indecent about breastfeeding. And don't tell me to cover up, if you don't want to see me breastfeed my child then you can look away.