Amanda Seyfried Isn't Here for Your Breastfeeding Judgment

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When you're about to become a first-time parent, there are a lot of things you expect -- late-night feedings, diaper changes, exhaustion ... the usual. But what tends to smack you in the face unexpectedly is judgment from others on how you parent. New mom Amanda Seyfried wants the judgment to stop, particularly when it comes to breastfeeding.


The actress, who welcomed her first child in March, took to Twitter on Wednesday to vent about the tomfoolery she's seeing as a mama. While she didn't get into specifics, it's clear that someone was bumming her out about breastfeeding. 

Amanda Seyfried breastfeeding tweet
Preach, sister. 

The 31-year-old didn't share her own personal story, but she did quote an article by writer Maureen Shaw that discusses the stigma attached to breastfeeding in public. 

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"Breasts are intended to feed babies. With all our progress on feminist issues, how can such a simple biological imperative remain so stigmatized? In a word: sex. We live in a culture comfortable with exploiting breasts to sell burgers, for goodness sake. How would you rather your body be portrayed?" reads the quote. 

The article, which ran in Quartz, also discusses the shaming actress Mila Kunis faced for breastfeeding in public. 

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Amanda, who married hubby Thomas Sadoski days before giving birth last spring, appears to have embraced motherhood wholeheartedly. She even appears on what she calls her "favorite podcast," Dr. Berlin's Informed Pregnancy, in two-part installments. 

We are all for celebs who hope to empower fellow moms to feel strong and unashamed of their bodies and parenting choices. If we all stick together, one day we can quash these ridiculous judgments for good. 

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