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Military Upset Over Pics of Breastfeeding Moms in Uniform

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The Washington Air National Guard says two military moms were out of line when they posed in uniform for a breast-feeding photo shoot.

One of the women who helped organize the controversial campaign said she accepts the decision.

“We’re wanting to support moms who are breast-feeding. It was never about the military. It’s about the women who wear the uniforms,” Crystal Scott, founder of the Mom2Mom support group serving the Fairchild Air Force Base, told the Daily News Friday.

“We love our military. We don’t want to go against them at all,” she said.

The photos in question were meant to promote World Breast-Feeding Week in August, Scott previously said.

They became a viral sensation shortly after they were posted on the website BreastfeedinginCombatBoots.com.

The images depicted the moms from the Air Force Base outside Spokane, Wash., beaming at their gorgeous babies with the shirts of their fatigues hiked up over their breasts during a feeding.

Mom Terran Echegoyen-McCabe smiles proudly in the snaps as she breastfeeds her 10-month-old twin girls simultaneously.

Guard spokesman Capt. Keith Kosik said the photos were a violation of regulations against using the uniform to promote a civilian cause.

He said the moms are not expected to face disciplinary action but that the incident warranted a formal response for educational purposes.

Neither Echegoyen-McCabe nor the other Airwoman in the photos, Christina Luna, was immediately available for comment.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/breast-feeding-moms-uniform-photos-line-military-article-1.1088659#ixzz1wepVnqws

5 Comments

  1. Roz

    June 4, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    What is so wrong with breast-feeding? Breastfeeding is a natural and healthy thing. I believe that people(Americans) tend to deviate breastfeeding with sexuality or a perversive act instead of viewing it as a healthy way to heal a women’s body after having a baby, while nourishing her baby. So whats the big deal people!

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