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The breastfeeding photo seen around the world - 04/25/14

We have a story on our Facebook page right now about a mother in the UK who is breastfeeding her 5 year old daughter.  Sharon Spink did an interview with a publication and shared a photo of herself feeding her daughter. 

Everyone has an opinion as to whether that's appropriate.  What's interesting to me is how this particular photo has gone viral.   The post on our FOX17 FB page has had more than 15K shares and more than 11K comments. 

What in the world - other than that topic - would get people here in Nashville so fired up?
I was just talking with our web producer to see whether any other posts have received this much attention; I thought maybe a post about gun rights or religious rights.  The story about the mass graves found under the school in Florida also got a lot of hits and interest on our website.

What is it about breastfeeding that makes people feel such strong emotions; use such strong words?
As a mom, I see it as a natural and normal thing to do.
Sure, there are debates over the best time to stop, start or ween.  There are debates over the best place to - or not to - do it.
I say, to each her own.
Clearly, though, there is something about a woman breastfeeding a 5 year old that incites intense feelings.

If you have feedback on it, let me know!  You can tweet or find me on Facebook.
@JenniferWFox17
Jennifer Waddell - Facebook

 

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