Pink appears on “Ellen” and perfectly sums up why shaming women for public breastfeeding is weird
For anyone that’s ever wanted a simple, no frills explanation as to why breastfeeding in public should be a non-issue – take a page from Pink’s book.
While appearing on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, the singer and mom of two, breaks down why it’s so absurd to be up in arms about women who feed their babies when they get hungry. She did so with her usual no bullshit swagger and it’s perfect. Pink also talked about her daughter’s resilience and her epic VMA speech, but the breastfeeding part is about three minutes and 30 seconds into the YouTube clip.
“It’s such a weird thing that people have such strong opinions about breastfeeding. It’s a child, and it needs to eat,” DeGeneres says.
“Strong opinions about things that don’t affect their life at all,” Pink responds. “I’m feeding my kid. Would you rather him scream? Because he’s very capable of that, too.”
Pink told DeGeneres that she is still breastfeeding her son Jameson, who was born in December 2016. This is a photo of them from April with Pink breastfeeding him while hiking. She appropriately used the hashtag #normalizebreastfeedingyo.
Since her daughter Willow, 6, was born, Pink has been a staunch supporter of public breastfeeding.
“I proudly post this photo of a very HEALTHY, NATURAL act between mother and child,” she wrote in 2016.
When babies are hungry they cry and scream because that’s their way of telling the world FEED ME. Just like adults, babies don’t only get hungry at home. Sometimes they get hungry in restaurants, on shopping trips, on subways, in museums, and in the middle of the street. Even if they eat before they leave the house, they can still get hungry because their stomachs digest breastmilk in a very short amount of time.
As Pink so aptly points out, why would anyone be so worried about something that literally has no effect on them? So unless you prefer blood curdling screams from a hungry baby, the public breastfeeding shamers of the world would be wise to zip it and mind their business.