Child-Free TV Star Wants You to 'Get Down' With Breastfeeding

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lena dunham sarah sophie flickerI wasn't sure I could like Lena Dunham creator and star of HBO's Girls any more than I already do. I especially love the messages she sends to young women including but not limited to that you don't have to be stick figure thin to wear rompers. She's smart, witty, and very talented. Now she can add breastfeeding advocate to that list after posting a photo of her friend nursing her baby and telling Instagram to "get down with the nipple." Instagram recently took down breastfeeding yoga mom's profile for posting her infamous photo. So this ... this is a protest, social networking style.

When a person supports a woman who is breastfeeding (in general or in public) that furthers the cause to have breastfeeding seen as a normal act. Because we all know that more than half of all Americans find it obscene

Dunham posted the gorgeous photo on Instagram with the caption:

My @sarahsophief feeding the brand new Dusty. I made the flower crown and she added the flower censor. Wish she didn’t have to cuz the nipple is dope. Instagram, get down with the nipple.

Sarah posted the photo as well saying:

Found the best breast feeding get up. @lindseythornburg dress. Crown & photo by the talented @lenadunham. Flower censor by me due to instagram's super lame blocking of the breast feeding ladies.

Side note: That dress is fabulous and has the perfect deep V-neckline to just pull to the side and nurse.

Instagram is owned by Facebook now and we all know how they feel about breastfeeding photos. They somehow see breastfeeding as a form of pornography and take down profiles and remove photos with stern warnings if a woman has a photo of herself nursing her baby. This is essentially saying they do not support a woman nursing her baby. This is exactly the opposite of normalizing breastfeeding. We live in a culture where an alleged rape is witnessed by a crowd who instead of helping tweets it. But we get all in a huff over breastfeeding photos. Seriously.

There are plenty of people complaining about this censorship, but when someone like Lena Dunham speaks up about it, more people listen because her voice has much more weight. And she's using that fame for good. This is Dunham showing her support for not just her friend who is breastfeeding, but any woman who has gone through the same thing -- any kind of breastfeeding censorship -- and it's for any woman wanting to, thinking about, or is currently or was ever breastfeeding. I'm not sure if she realizes that or not, but we sure appreciate it.

Thank you Lena and Sarah for this gorgeous photo (with or without the flower, though we see no need for it and think the rest of the world should also get a grip). As Lena said "the nipple is dope" and so is breastfeeding and breastfeeding supporters.

What do you think of Lena posting this? Do you think breastfeeding photos are obscene or should be censored?


Image via Lena Dunham/Instagram

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D.j. Lord

well at least she isnt mocking rape and murder anymore

nonmember avatar Kristi

Why can't people just support breastfeeding because it is healthy and not because it is trendy and hot right now. Why is it a "cause"??

fitne... fitnessmom217

This picture is awesome!!! It's great that Lena posted it! I don't think it should have been censored. Breastfeeding is one of the most amazing things created by God! I wish it was more celebrated and not seen as a sexual thing! More people who post pics like this will help breastfeeding be more accepted in our society.

Prett... PrettyGirlMyers

If Instagram has a no nudity policy than the picture was rightfully removed! It's not about being for or against breastfeeding, so please just knock it off!

adamat34 adamat34

Put your boobs away ladies....we know how babies are fed.......good lord enough already!

Einyn Einyn

I agree with Adam. Why do we need to see this? Why why why? I don't care one way or the other but why are we photodocumenting it?!? I don't photograph and publish myself peeing or chewing food and both are just as natural and what god intended. Jesus.

AliPa... AliParker

Yes adamat, thank you!

She was naked! You can't bitch when someone else shows their cleavage and then say it's ok because she has a kid attached to her nipple. Breast feeding is fine and dandy but people just don't want to have it rubbed in their face!

Laura Palmer

Wwe get it, breast is best. Enough with the breastfeeding shenanigans already, I am so tired of every other article on The Stir  and every where else being breastfeeding this and that, pick a new freaking topic already, are you all running low on creative juices that this is all you have to blog about!

shis_... shis_mama

Wow!! I am shocked that you are not attacking her for sharing a picture of her breastfeeding. It is nice to see support instead of attacking, which I have seen a lot of on here.

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