“Bad Moms” star Mila Kunis isn’t actually a bad mom to her daughter Wyatt Isabelle (or her little one on the way), but she told Vanity Fair that strangers sometimes made her feel like one by giving her the stink eye when she breastfed in public.
“I literally breastfed everywhere,” she said at the Bad Moms premier earlier this week. “Why did I do it in public? Because I had to feed my child. She’s hungry. I need to feed her whether it’s out of a bottle or out of my boob no matter where I was.”
PREACH IT, MILA!
Kunis says that when she didn’t bring a cover to nurse under, she often got stares and looks of disgust from strangers.
“It always made my husband and I feel a little weird,” she said. “It took us a little back because people actually looked at us in a shameful [way]…I think it’s unfortunate that people are so hard on women who choose to do it and do it in public. In the States and in our culture, we sexualize the breast so much that there’s an aspect of it that people just don’t know how to wrap their head around the idea of showing your breast in public. But I respect the opinions on both sides.”
And then she added my very favorite remark of the whole interview:
“If it’s not for you, don’t look.”
Boom! What a novel idea. I respect moms decisions on whether to breast or bottle feed, and I absolutely respect the decision to cover or not to cover while nursing in public! It’s not vulgar, it’s natural.
Thanks for sticking up for nursing moms, Mila! And congrats on the new baby, too!