Monday, August 25, 2014

Olivia Wilde Does ALS Breastmilk Bucket Challenge

This week many celebrities have been trying to put a spin on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Olivia Wilde switched it up, by saying that she couldn't find water, so instead she was using breastmilk that she pumped that day.  See video:

Olivia later tweeted that the milk was not actually breastmilk.

Many however did not think her joke was funny. Many breatfeeding mothers and advocates too offense to her "joke."
Some say that she is being insensitive to mothers who struggled to breasfeed.  But I ask, is that her problem?  Although I understand why some mothers may feel upset or offended by watching a mother waste breastmilk even in a joking manneer, I have to ask, is it right to be offended by it.  Does Olivia Wilde have to think about every mother who struggled to breastfeed and didn't make enough milk before trying to make a breastfeeding joke?  If her purpose was to get people talking about breastfeeding, well it worked.  And so what if she did pump a bucket full of breastmilk and want to dump it on her head?  It is her body, her milk, isn't it her right to do whatever she wants with it?  As long as her baby is fed and healthy, she can do whatever she wants with her excess milk.  It should not make any mother feel insecure or sad because they didn't have enough milk or because they struggled.

What are your thoughts?  Should mothers with lots of milk not joke or brag about milk so that stuggling breastfeeing mothers wont get offended?  What say you?

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