Wet Nursing Moms Shamed On The View Responds…

Paula, who seemed to be the only of the co-hosts who had nice and supporting things to say about it has won over the hearts of breastfeeding mamas everywhere. Thank you Paula, for being the voice of reason and truth!

Whoopi Goldber, said, “If they are old enough to have teeth, they should not be breastfeeding.”

Stefani Tatavitto- “I think Whoopi’s comment is incredibly ignorant. Some babies are born with teeth, and my oldest got his first tooth at around 4 weeks old. Teeth are not a reason to wean your child. I understand some women may choose to wean their children when they get teeth, but that doesn’t mean it should be a standard for all women – especially when the worldwide average age of weaning is around 4 years old.”

Sunny Hotin, says, “It’s Yucky” and made a comment about their age, while making a “grossed out” face over the children seeing her best friends boob. 

Stefani Tatavitto- “I think that using the word “yucky” to describe wet nursing is incredibly childish. What’s yucky about an age old practice? The attitude that most of America has toward breastfeeding in general – let alone wet nursing – is ignorant and childish. It’s normal and natural to breastfeed, and no woman should be shamed for it – just like no woman should be shamed for formula feeding.”

Another thing that comes up when the topic of milk sharing and wet nursing gets brought up, is safety. Both moms were pregnant at the same time and both have been tested for major illness/diseases/STD’s, and know enough about each others medical histories and diets to be completely comfortable and confident that it’s safe.  

“It’s not unsafe, it’s not unsanitary.”

The moms originally shared their story with Barcroft TV because they hope by sharing their story they can help normalize wet nursing and breastfeeding. 

Stefani Tatavitto- “I’m not trying to tell people that they have to wet nurse, but I don’t want women to feel alienated and ashamed to share such a beautiful thing because our society says she should. There is nothing shameful or gross about breastfeeding and wet nursing.”


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I realize that everyone is entitled to their own opinion and that’s pretty much what The View is about, speaking their personal opinions on hot topics, but their personal opinion could negatively impact a lot of breastfeeding moms. It’s important to address things like this so that breastfeeding moms don’t doubt their breastfeeding choices. 

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