Thursday, 4 May 2017

Mum in breastfeeding saga is pageant finalist

Ms Cheryl Lee at the Mrs Singapore & Classic Mrs Singapore Pageant's talent showcase on Saturday.FOTOS: ONE KM MALL, CHARMAINE SOH

One of the worst things Ms Cheryl Lee read online about herself is that the recent public breastfeeding saga she was embroiled in was a stunt to gain fame for this year's Mrs Singapore & Classic Mrs Singapore Pageant.

The mother of 3 made headlines last month after a photo of her breastfeeding her 2-yr-old daughter in an MRT train without a nursing cover was posted online and went viral, sparking a heated debate on whether public breastfeeding is appropriate.

As one of the finalists of the annual beauty contest, she wants to put this rumour to rest.

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MRT Breastfeeding Mum Is A Beauty Pageant Finalist
But It Shouldn’t Matter!

She’s A Pageant Finalist Who Breastfeeds In The MRT

Even those blissfully unaware of the latest news may recall the recent cause célèbre over a lady openly breastfeeding in Singapore’s MRT.

It’s just been revealed that she’s also a beauty pageant finalist — but so what?

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Woman defends decision to breastfeed on MRT train

I know that a picture of me breastfeeding is being shared right now. I am ok with it. Thanks for the concern to all those who have pmed me. Personally, I am not too bothered about it since I don't think it is wrong to breastfeed in public. I have a nursing cover, but my girl will cry and struggle when I use it. Those who suggest using a cover should try eating or drinking under a cover and see if you like it or not. I put my baby first so as long as she is comfortable and feeding well, I don't really care what others think. It isn't that hard to just look away if you don't like to see a baby drinking milk.

I just want to dress up and be a normal woman while still being able to take care of my kids and their needs. If people are ok with women who show cleavage, I don't know why they would not be ok with me breastfeeding. Unless these group of people think my breast is for sex and not for feeding my baby.

Anyway, it's just a breast. We all have it. Be it female or male. It's meant to be used to feed a baby, I don't see anything wrong with using it to feed a baby and ensuring my baby is comfortable. What's so sexual/wrong about it? Hahas! Maybe girls should stop eating bananas/popsicle in public as some might find it sexual too.

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