Defending Kim Kardashian

Day twenty-three of 30 posts in 30 days


My celebrity crush was recently massively crucified for tweeting this:

“EWW Im at lunch,the woman at the table next 2 me is breast-feeding her baby with no coverup then puts baby on the table and changes her diaper [sic],”

After a hurricane of backlash she tweeted this:

 “My sister breast feeds! Its a natural beautiful thing, there’s nothing wrong w it, but she covers herself, not w her boobs exposed” [sic]

I’ve never fooled myself into thinking that Kim Kardashian’s smarts matched her extraordinary beauty… if she had known any better she’d know that “lactavists” aren’t to be effed with.

I do know what she was trying to say in her original tweet.  Both my sisters breastfed their 15 kids (between them), my wife breastfed DLG and I breastfed until I was seven years old… the list goes on.  I know how important breastfeeding is and I support it 150%.  While I know how important it is I also thing there’s a tactful way of doing it.  Just because it’s a womans right to breastfeed in public doesn’t mean that they should just fling their boobs all over the place and not receive some sort of backlash from it.

Video’s kind of blurry… but it is humorous.

Don’t think for one second I don’t advocate breastfeeding and breastfeeding IN PUBLIC… because I absolutely do.  I just don’t see why mothers of kids wouldn’t want to cover themselves up in public?  But that’s just me… and Kim Kardashian apparently.

What’s your take?

BTW… I didn’t breastfeed until I was seven… I was trying to see if you were paying attention.


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19 responses to “Defending Kim Kardashian

  1. I’m with Kim…eww…tuck those puppies away. Lactavists…lol…too funny

  2. Do you really want to hear what I got to say about this? Probably not, but you asked.

    I never, ever, ever cover up when I breastfeed. Ever. It’s not like I am whippin’ ’em out to do a lap dance for my husband. I am feeding my child. God’s plan. His way to feed your baby.

    Would you put a blanket over a kid’s head who was drinking from a bottle?? Would YOU like to eat with a blanket over your face?

    A big part of breastfeeding is not just the nutrition, but the bonding. Kind of hard to bond with fabric. Your baby’s eyes have just enough clarity to make out your face and your eyes when he/she is at your breast (ok, your wife’s because you’re a dude). Ya think that was an accident? I don’t think so.

    If you (and I mean you as in “people” not you personally here) can’t look at a breast and NOT see sex….that’s your problem. Not the baby’s or the mom’s. They’re just doing what they are supposed to do.

    (Oh, and you’ve read my “Nipple, Nipple, Breasy post” so you know I think they are just fine for sex too. It just doesn’t have to always be seen that way.)

    • Nothing I can add to this. Wholeheartedly agree!

    • chriskoenig4324

      Good points mama… well said. I knew you’d have something to say about this.

      • OH, but I do want to add…changing the baby ON the table? Just plain gross. Eat at the table. Change diaper in the bathroom, for pete’s sake.

        • Yes….don’t change a diaper on the table. Ew.

          Seems you have spurred some controversy in the comments down below me here. I am going to be polite to your blog and keep my mouth shut beyond what I’ve already said. (Although my husband really thinks I should “get into it”.) Maybe I’ll have to post about it on my blog. 🙂

  3. I hate typos. That’s “Breast” not “Breasy”. Ugh.

  4. We live in a pretty progressive city. Lots of public breastfeeding. After the initial shock value of the first of second time, it is no big deal. Just a mom feeding her kid and I am not compelled to look.

    I have no problem with it.

  5. I am not a modest person. I did not enjoy one second of breastfeeding therefore I didn’t do it…but I support WHATEVER makes a family go round. None of my business.

    BUT, I do not want to see it, and it does make me nauseous. There are far too many places you could go rather than just flopping a boob out in plain view of children and families…sometimes I feel it’s simply for lactavists to prove a point. I don’t see a baby being scarred for life because they had to eat under a blanket once in awhile. Can’t the bonding happen at night and in the morning at home?

    (Ducking the flying tomatoes)

  6. Chris, this could spin off in a million directions. Yes, God’s plan to breastfeed, but also God’s plan for us to be naked…so should we all run around without clothes?

    God’s plan is not always deemed appropriate for public. Entirely different subject matter.

  7. Breastfeeding shouldn’t be something that women are ashamed of, but I don’t feel its for everyone to view either.
    I agree with the person who said that a child will not suffer eating under a blanket once in a while and that bonding can still happen. I didn’t breastfeed my son AT ALL and him and I are bonded tighter than peanut butter and jelly.
    Now changing the diaper on the table…thats just beyond gross!!!

  8. All right, ok…Mama and I are friends, so she knows where I stand on this.

    I am absolutely for breastfeeding in public. I am absolutely against throwing a blanket over a baby’s head. HOWEVER–I am absolutely for MODESTY.

    Breastfeeding can be done in public MODESTLY, by women with all different sizes and shapes of containers, and it happens every single day. I think it IS possible to layer clothing–yes, even in the heat (a tank top or camisole will not overheat you to the point of heat stroke)–in such a way that very little even has to be exposed for the baby to get a good latch, make uninterrupted eye-contact, and provide modesty for Mama.

    God’s plan also includes respecting our husbands, after all, and one way I choose to show respect to my husband is the way I cover my body when we are in the company of others. I don’t do it because I think anyone who can’t stop staring can only think of sex. I don’t do it because I’m a submissive weakling with a bully for a husband. I do it because there is no reason not to.

  9. Okay, the old woman is going to speak. Breastfeeding in public…fine. Modestly…yes. I agree with Laurazim, it’s easy to do (don’t much like the “tents” made to conceal; they’re really dumb looking and more than likely draw attention to what you’re doing). After watching Jenni nurse all her kids, never once was it overt or attention-grabbing. I think that’s the point of this whole issue.

    I’m glad you cleared that up about nursing till you were 7. *ahem*

  10. chriskoenig4324

    Thanks everyone for your comments. I’m going to have to go with my mom and Laurazim. I think they has the most “middle of the road” solution.

    Fist pump for breastfeeding though. I have mad love for breasts filled with milk. It’s like a double whammy of awesomeness.

  11. I just found your post via Tag Search. I am a breastfeeding mother and I just wanted to address something. I personally had a hard time with breastfeeding. Our daughter was premature and she was also under weight for her gestation resulting in a smaller mouth. She also HATED the blanket. Nursing under cover was not very discrete nor was it good for starting out. Not only did I have to get the perfect latch I also had to ensure I was covered. It does not always go as planned.

    I feel that there is nothing wrong with nursing without a cover, for the only reason being is I think if the child and my experience. What if that child does not like the blanket? Sending that mother away to a more closed off space is against her rights as a human as well. I personally feel we all should stop talking about opinions and state the fact – Nursing in Public is permitted by law.

    Please understand that mother does not ‘fling’ her breasts out for the world to see, she is just feeding her child. A breastfeeding mother would agree she does want anyone to see her breasts just as much as you don’t want to see it. The bottom line is the child’s need not anybody else.

    PS: I would not have thought anything different of you IF you were breastfeed until 7, just wanted to add that point as well. I also wanted to thank you because your post was very tactful from others I have seen. Take care.

  12. I’m going back and reading all your posts–trying to anyway–so forgive the late arrival to the conversation.

    I respect people’s right to do as they please regarding breastfeeding. And I’m glad Jenni pointed out the diaper changing. I assumed from the beginning that that was the “EW” comment more so than the breastfeeding.

    I don’t mind seeing exposed breasts when feeding children. I think a far larger issue is the inability of so many parents to teach their children about consideration and the fact that other people’s space and feelings are to be respected as they get older. But there’s no connection between those mothers who breastfeed and those who do not and how they then raise their children.

    However, I will say that yes, SOME women do simply fling their breast out without being at all cognizant of others being around.

    • Well… welcome to the party!

      I honestly thought I might have received more flack than I did for this post. Basically… I absolutly have no problem with breastfeeding either. Its simply a question of how tactful you do it.

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