Milano, now 43, has been outspoken about allowing women to breastfeed their children in public.
In fact, Milano was involved in a flap at Heathrow Airport in London last April when security guards confiscated 10 ounces of breast milk that she’d pumped on the flight.
At the time, she called “breastfeeding my children… one of the greatest joys of my life.”
But all she did was creep out Williams today (Jan. 7) on the Wendy Williams show. “I don’t need to see that,” Williams said.
“But would you eat under a blanket?” Milano replied.
Williams problem is that breasts are also viewed sexually. “I’m a mom also. But breastfeeding is only a particular amount of time. The rest of your life, your breasts are sexual things,” she said.
Williams said she would breastfeed in a car, “not on the bench in the front of the big box store.”
But Milano countered that breasts in the natural world are not sexualized. “That’s what we’ve done to them,” she said.
Milano has two children with husband Dave Bugliari. Son Milo is four and daughter Elizabella is 16 months.
She’s become a star on Alyssa’s Instagram account. Alyssa has shared a number of breastfeeding photos featuring her daughter on social media.
Breastfeeding in public is a controversial issue. In New York City, women claim they are often harassed by police, even though being full-on topless in public is legal.
Scout Willis, the 22-year-old daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, was photographed in May 2014 walking down a city street topless to exercise her rights.
Women can breastfeed in public without fear of arrest in 46 states and the District of Columbia, but only 29 states exempt it from indecency laws. That means women have to cover up, or else. It’s against the law in six states.
Such celebrities as Gisele Bundchen, Teresa Palmer, Emma Heming, Jaime King and Alanis Morissette have posted photos breastfeeding their kids. Olivia Wilde posed feeding her newborn son Otis in Glamour magazine.
A movement called #FreetheNipple to legalize and remove the stigma of bare breasts in public has gained a number of celebrity supporters.
Miley Cyrus, Lena Dunham and a slew of other celebs have embraced (so to speak) the right for women to go topless in public.
Models Soko, Suki Waterhouse, Cara Delevingne, Dree Hemingway and Kendall Jenner are also on board along with Rihanna, actors Adrian Grenier and Kellan Lutz and music mogul Russell Simmons.
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