• Tue, Feb 11 - 2:00 pm ET

‘Classless’ Teen Mom Silences Breastfeeding Critics With The Most Rational Argument

I will start by laying all of my cards on the table. I am a grown adult, and I am also a big fan of the Teen Mom franchises. I’ve watched Teen Mom and 16 and Pregnant religiously because I have very low television standards.

Needless to say, I am well-versed in the life and times of Teen Mom 2 star Kailyn Lowry. I was well aware that she had gotten married, gotten pregnant for a second time with her new husband, and given birth to a baby boy named Lincoln Marshall (awwwww).

The stars of Teen Mom have certainly done some idiotic things, which is what makes the show so damn interesting. Kailyn probably falls in the middle of the group due to her emotional outbursts and endless personal drama. We’ve all been there before. I also can’t imagine how she deals with the mass criticism she receives with every new parenting decision she makes.

Yes, even the most innocent and arguably beautiful parenting act is subject to criticism. I’m talking about breastfeeding. 21-year-old Lowry received recent backlash after uploading two Instagram images for her 840,000 plus followers. The images were simple enough, depicting Lowry breastfeeding her new baby in a very modest pose.

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Oddly enough, her followers revolted with comments like:

“What’s with all the boob pics?! We get it, you breastfeed! Geesh! Have some class woman.”

Class? Class?! I think classless would be some of the pictures I have seen on the People of Walmart website of multitasking mamas attempting to breastfeed while they shop:

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Though the picture above is totally WTF hilarious, it’s still that woman’s right to feed her kid however she pleases, even in the frozen foods section of Walmart. The Walmart woman is even unintentionally covering her child’s head—take that, critics.

In comparison, Lowry’s breastfeeding pictures are absolutely beautiful. She’s hardly showing a hint of skin in either pic, and even if she was, it’s her right to post a shot of her feeding her child to her Instagram account. These aren’t “boob pics” by any stretch of the imagination.

Lowry had a straightforward response for her critics that makes the most sense in the Great Breastfeeding Debate:

“Oh, but then do you cover YOUR face while you’re eating though.”

Teen moms get enough criticism as it is. Can’t someone give her a pat on the back for breastfeeding her kid?

(Image: Instagram)

You can reach this post's author, Bethany Ramos, on twitter.
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  • Kay_Sue

    Really? You need a magnifying glass to even see “anything” in that picture.

    • Robotic Arms Dealer

      Kay… always checking out size… tsk tsk

    • Kay_Sue

      Size matters. Not to these people, apparently. But to some people.

  • Kelly

    I’m not the biggest fan of breastfeeding pictures but that’s super modest and nothing for anyone to get worked up over.

    The ones that bother me are the ones where the focal point is the mouth on nipple and you don’t really see mom or even all of the baby’s face. I see those a lot on facebook and they always make me go WTF? What is wrong with you?

  • Megan Zander

    Maybe this would shush the critics?

    • Bethany Ramos

      Yessssssss.

    • http://www.ambiencechaser.com/ Elizabeth Licata

      HA! That’s the best.

    • pineapplegrasss

      ohmy I love this lol

    • Alexandra

      YOU WIN THE INTERNET FOR TODAY!
      I love this and think I’ll get one for when my inlaws come over hee hee hee hee

  • Ashley

    Honestly, without the context of this article, I wouldn’t even notice that that’s what going on in the pic! It’s just a cute picture of her little family! People really like to blow things out of proportion.

  • Metsy

    When you follow someone on Instagram, you are basically visiting their virtual space. Those pictures are completely fine, and those people who criticized her should really think about why the pictures bother them so much.

    • Carolina

      I take it you aren’t a fan of STFU, Parents then? :) I don’t agree with the criticism of Kailyn, but social media isn’t private or above criticism

    • Metsy

      I am a great fan of STFU Parents. What I mean is, if you’re doing something reasonable, such as feeding your child and showing no nips, there really should be no outrage.

  • guest

    Sorry, but you lost me when you proceeded to shame a mom for breastfeeding as she choose. It was completely unecessary. I don’t find a feeding mom “hilarious,” and you aren’t any better than the people making fun of kailyn.

    • Kelly

      She’s not being shamed for breastfeeding. She’s being laughed at for looking hilariously awkward in public.

    • Blooming_Babies

      Well thank goodness someone gets it! Lol

  • bubbles24601

    At first glance I didn’t even realize she was nursing. I thought she was just holding her new baby. People really need a big dose of STFU followed by a tall glass of MYOB!

  • Guest

    Love this awesomely sarcastic and cheeky comeback to people who try to shame breastfeeding mothers.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dw2XHMUnyE

    • Elisa Probert

      I really need an excuse to say “ruin your day with tits.” Not something that comes up in every conversation though.

  • Elisa Probert

    That’s a perfectly lovely shot of a happy family. People are dumb.

    It’s just so SHOCKING to see a sliver of boob instead of almost the whole thing! *snort*

  • MamaLlama

    Ridiculous! I’ve seen more cleavage (aka woman parts) at the _____________ (insert anything on line). Gym, Restaurant, Bar, PTA meeting, Facebook, etc. Wish the other little boy was in it though- nice pic!