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Old 06-13-2007, 01:29 PM   #111
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Yeah, I hope people weren't taking me wrong. I don't have a problem with my child seeing me naked, I take showers and baths with both my kids..but it looks a bit sexual if you ask me..perhaps like everyone is saying..I think its the pose.
Exactly how I feel.

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Old 06-13-2007, 08:48 PM   #112
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see that's another thing! I just feel the pose & the fact that they are both completely naked, is what makes it akward in that sense, that it will be seen as sexual
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Old 06-13-2007, 08:52 PM   #113
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OK, let me preface my comments by saying that I respect everyone and their opinions and I also want to say that I'm a hardcore BF advocate, my 3 children have all been EBF, I allow them to self wean, I nurse in public, I have plenty of nursing pictures

however...
That picture made me stop dead in my tracks...
for a couple of reasons.
# 1-mom is spread eagle and while I have no nudity hang ups and bathe with my sons, etc, I don't spread my legs in the presence of my children. I just don't do it
#2, the baby appears to be playing with moms nipple, my baby tries it, yes, do I allow it? Nope, and that child appears to be older...
#3 Baby is also naked-fine if we are taking a bath, fine if mom's got on some panties or if her legs are together or if baby was just born

I apologize if I offend anyone, but opinions were asked for.
It's pictures like this, that are not just not tasteful IMO and that further sexualize breastfeeding for people. In my opinion, this picture is off, I don't look at it and feel warm fuzzies of a mom nursing her baby, in fact it makes me feel kind of gross like it crosses some line that shouldn't be crossed.

I TOTALLY agree! I hadn't read all the posts before I quoted another mama, but you it the nail on the head!!!
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Old 06-13-2007, 08:59 PM   #114
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honestly I think artistically it's beautiful.

first thing I thought of when i saw the pic was a greek scene of a naked woman holding her toddler.

Like i said artistically it's beautiful.

I wouldn't post it on myspace just b/c of the FREAKS on myspace.

ALSO I wanted to add that, I DO NOT think that is a sexual look on her face at all......that's how I feel and probably look after a LOOOOOOOOONG day of chasing my child around the house. I think it looks like the end of a long day and they are both relaxing. I'm not fond of my body enough to share it with others but there are still nudists in this country it's not unheard of to be naked around your child no matter the age.

NOW if the myspace page had something to indicate she was a weird wack job okay then we could go that direction. BUT since I have no other information about her then this is my thoughts.

ALSO she is NOT spread eagle LOL I dunno how you spread eagle but it just looks like she has her legs to the side and one is farther apart.

IDK I'm just honestly NOT offended at all over this photo and really see no problems with it....

That little boy doesn't look much older than my dd.

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Old 06-13-2007, 09:08 PM   #115
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I know, I'm in the minority.

I can definitely appreciate this as part of the Art of Motherhood.

What she's doing - nursing - is not sexual. But she is not sexless, she is still a desireable woman and not "just a mother".

In an age where most breastfeeding art focuses exclusively on the mother-child bond, or the "happy glowy sexless mother", it's nice to see one that says "I am not just a boob, and it took sex to create this child". It's almost a representation of the circle of life, and it's definitely tones of the Sacred Mother, who is always desirable, fertile, and nurturing.

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Old 06-14-2007, 12:37 AM   #116
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I've actually nursed in that position. Well, maybe not with my legs totally spread like that, but it's possible!
I think that it's a beautiful picture as a piece of art. But I do have to agree that it has sexual undertones. I'm not offended, but I can see how someone might be.
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Old 06-14-2007, 06:59 AM   #117
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I think Donna Ferrato is an amazing artist. Just like any artist...not everyone will like her work.
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Old 06-16-2007, 01:25 PM   #118
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I've nursed like that. Fully clothed and I didn't mean for my legs to be spread but they were slightly. I'm more comfy on my back than any other way so I had to figure out a way to nurse DS while laying on my back and I did it. I'm sure MORE than once I've looked extremely annoyed bc of his acrobatics. Yes, at first it seems a little strange but Idk. I have mixed feelings about it. I think it's beautiful and creepy at the same time. Does that make sense?
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