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

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

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.


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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