But what I really want to hear are Joey’s thoughts on breastfeeding, and maybe to the tune of Nothing my Love Can’t Fix (“Oh-oh-ohhh/There’s nothing my leche can’t fix for you, baby”). Except knowing my weird Twilight Zone luck, I’d get Blossom’s alcoholic brother Tony’s thoughts on breastfeeding.
In an interview with HuffPo Live (via E! Online) on Friday, Mayim Bialik was once again forced to defend that picture of her breastfeeding her Justin Bieber-sized kid on the subway, because it’s not like she has anything better to talk about, like a hit TV show or Emmy nominations or her PhD or anything like that:
“That was not a weak moment of parenting but a conscious decision of, ‘I have the best way to make this child happy and content right now,” she said. Bialik then credited the Jewish parenting site Kveller with providing “a safe place for me to speak up to the thousands and thousands of women who parent this way who get people harassing them all the time, and people looking at us funny in every department store or wherever else we nurse.”
She also went on to say that unless the pair of boobs you’re staring at are attached to a woman in a neon pink g-string and french tip acrylics, you shouldn’t be getting a boner:
“Our culture has a very, very bizarre relationship with breasts. Breastfeeding is not a sexual act. It’s an intimate act, and that makes some people uncomfortable, but it’s completely normal to have all of the human hormones that are released when you breastfeed regulating your relationship with your child.”
In case you’re still not sure what to do when you see a woman’s boobs in public, ask yourself this: Do they have a baby attached to them? If the answer is Yes, then don’t stare. And if the answer is No, don’t fucking stare at those either, you creep. Go home and look up tits on the internet like everyone else. There. The End. Can we please tuck this discussion into bed and sneak downstairs to watch Beyond Scared Straight with a frosty mug full of Boone’s Farm now?
Here’s more of La Leche League’s hardest working ho arriving at The Today Show yesterday. I haven’t even seen the interview she gave, but I’d be willing to blindly put money on a question about breastfeeding: