Moms in the military already busy defending our country are now having to defend themselves against attacks - for simply feeding their children. As any new mom will attest, when a baby's hungry, nothing can get between them and their preferred engorged, lactating source of delights. But when photographs depicting servicewomen nursing their babies hit the web, folks were quick to condemn them for breastfeeding in (and partly out of) uniform.
Terran Echegoyen-McCabe, left, and Christina Luna breast-feed their children. Terran says she's proud of the photo, though she didn't expect it to get such a reaction.
The pictures were taken to promote National Breastfeeding Awareness Month in August and are far from pornographic or in any way obscene. But, according to Crystal Scott, who runs a military breastfeeding support group, many people went as far as comparing the practice to urinating or defecating in public. Well, everyone has a right to their opinion, but it does beg the question: who would let a six-month-old kid suckle a turd?