Breastfeeding in the Media

The launching of Gap's new ad campaign displaying an African American woman breastfeeding her child has us inspired and well, damn proud. In order to normalize breastfeeding and bring society back to a time where nursing your baby and toddler was simply nonsexualized and the completely normal way to feed our babies - we have to have it out there for all to see. By talking about it. By breastfeeding in public. By seeing it in the shows and movies we watch, the ads we see, the books we read. 

We've rounded up some of our favorite references to normalize breastfeeding in pop culture. Have a favorite breastfeeding pop culture reference - let us know in the comments below! 

 
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MOMSPLAINING by Kristen Bell

Web Series Aired February 2, 2018 on The Ellen Channel

FRIENDS

Season 2, Episode 2 "The One with the Breast Milk" Aired September 28, 1998

Season 9 Episode 1 "The One Where No One Proposes" Aired September 26, 2002

GIRLS

Season 6 Episode 10 (Finale) "Latching" Aired April 16, 2017

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THE OFFICE

Season 6 Episode 18 "The Delivery: Part 2" Aired March 4, 2010

SEX AND THE CITY

Season 5 Episode 1 "Anchors Away" Aired July 21, 2002

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SAGA 

Comic Series by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

 
 
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GREY'S ANATOMY

Season 13 Episode 16 "Who is He? (And What is He to You?)" Aired March 16, 2017

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Season 2 Episode 19 "What Have I Done to Deserve This?" Aired February 26, 2006

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SHAMELESS

Season 8 Episode 5 "The (Mis)Education of Liam Fergus Beircheart Gallagher" Aired December 3, 2017

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EQUINOX 

Ad "Commit to Something" campaign. Aired 2016 

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UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX

Commercial Aired 2016

 

 

Image Sources

Girls image retrieved from http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4419900/Lena-Dunham-enjoyed-wearing-fake-lactation-nipple.html

The Office image retrieved from http://www.playbuzz.com/luccidejesus10/the-office-trivia-test

Sex and the City image retrieved from https://mom.me/baby/17331-10-pregnancy-and-new-mom-insights-i-learned-sex-and-city/

Saga Comic Images retrieved from http://www.multiversitycomics.com/news/saga-courts-controversy-on-purpose-with-new-hardcover/

Grey's Anatomy Pumping image retrieved from https://www.glamour.com/story/sarah-drew-asked-greys-anatomy-to-include-a-breast-pump-scene

Grey's Anatomy Miranda Bailey image retrieved from https://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/tv/a48857/greys-anatomy-miranda-bailey-best-moments-picked-by-chandra-wilson/

Shameless image retrieved from http://www.denofgeek.com/us/tv/shameless/268747/shameless-season-8-episode-1-review-we-become-what-we-frank

Equinox image retrieved from http://fortune.com/2016/02/04/equinox-breastfeeding-ads/?xid=soc_socialflow_linkedin_FORTUNE

 
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