Kim Kardashian attends the 2010 White House Correspondents' Dinner at the Washington Hilton Saturday, May 1, 2010, in Washington. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez) (AP)

Kim Kardashian under fire for breastfeeding Tweet

Nursing news: Celebutate expresses disgust, her sister pumps on TV and an Okla. water park asks a woman to cover up


Jamie Kapalko
June 22, 2010 2:48AM (UTC)

Reality star and diet pill spokesmodel Kim Kardashian took to Twitter on June 18 to complain about a fellow restaurant patron's behavior. "EWW Im at lunch,the woman at the table next 2 me is breast feeding her baby with no coverup then puts baby on the table and changes her diaper [sic]," she wrote. No one can argue with the gross-out factor of a diaper change while dining, but commenters criticized Kardashian for being insensitive about breastfeeding.

She defended herself the next day, Tweeting, "My sister breast feeds! Its a natural beautiful thing, there's nothing wrong w it, but she covers herself, not w her boobs exposed [sic]." Us Magazine points out that two days later on her sisters' show "Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami," that sister pumped her breast milk on camera after a night of partying to test it for alcohol.

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I'm not going to question the inconsistencies in the opinions held by the First Family of reality television about the distinction between public and private. But here's an interesting breastfeeding story: A woman in an Oklahoma water park was recently asked to cover up or move while nursing on an island in a pool. Since state law says that women can breastfeed in public without covering up, officials turned to another park rule: no food or drink allowed by the pool. Really.

Below, watch Kourtney Kardashian show off her breast pump on E! before her big night out.


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