Ta­mara Ec­cle­stone:

Breast­feed­ing back­lash!

No. 1 Magazine - - FASHION -

Any­one who fol­lows Ta­mara on so­cial media will know that she proudly posts pic­tures ev­ery day of her cute daugh­ter, Sophia. She and hus­band Jay are clearly be­sot­ted with the one-year-old. But when she up­loaded a pic­ture to In­sta­gram of her breast­feed­ing Sophia in what ap­pears to be a swimming pool, along­side the cap­tion, “All that swimming is thirsty work” lots of abuse soon fol­lowed. Other so­cial media users ac­cused her of be­ing ‘dis­gust­ing’ and of just want­ing to ‘get her t*ts out’. As we’ve seen many times be­fore, ‘public’ breast­feed­ing can be a very con­tentious sub­ject, with peo­ple on both sides of the de­bate feel­ing very strongly about the sub­ject. For her part Ta­mara thinks the en­tire furore is a storm in a teacup. She said, “My hus­band took the pic­ture. I loved it, I thought it was so cute... I didn’t re­alise it was go­ing to cause so much con­tro­versy and that peo­ple would have so many opin­ions on it.” The 31-year-old con­tin­ued, “I just thought it was a beau­ti­ful pho­to­graph of the per­son I love so much. We were on hol­i­day and it was a spe­cial mo­ment, that was the only rea­son to share that pic­ture. Why shouldn’t I post the pic­ture? If I was bot­tle feed­ing no one would have any­thing to say about it.” She’s since de­fi­antly posted more breast­feed­ing pic­tures.

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