Alyssa Milano Shares Sweet Breastfeeding Photos to Support World Breastfeeding Week
“In honor of #wbw2016. #normalizebreastfeeding,” she captioned one sweet shot.
The actress is a very vocal advocate for breastfeeding, and gained support from moms everywhere after she tweeted about how Heathrow Airport security confiscated her breastmilk.
“I realize there are much larger issues going on in the world. And I don’t want to turn this into a bigger issue than it is but I will say this … breastfeeding my children has been one of the greatest joys of my life,” Milano told PEOPLE after the 2015 incident.
“Every ounce of milk I’m able to produce for my child is nothing short of a miracle and to watch that milk be thrown away without any regard for my baby, was heartbreaking,” she continued. “It’s not the fault of the security in the airport; they’re following orders to keep us all safe. But I do I feel it is a policy that needs thoughtful reconsideration.”
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But Milano was happy that it pushed more women to open up about breastfeeding.
“I think that breastfeeding moms feel like what they do needs to be hidden, or not feel like they’re getting the appreciation that comes along with being a breastfeeding mom, and it meant something that someone was being vocal.”
“Support from not only breastfeeding moms, but moms everywhere, has been really powerful and really overwhelming.”