Breastfeeding Photos Of Military Moms Stir Debate

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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June 1, 2012

The Washington National Guard and Fairchild Air Force Base say two nursing mothers were wrong to be photographed in uniform breast-feeding their babies.

The photos were posted on the Internet by a group on the base
that supports breast-feeding mothers. Mom2Mom say the photos were meant to promote World Breast-Feeding Week in August.

But state National Guard Capt. Keith Kosik says it's a violation
of regulations to use the uniform to promote a cause. He says the
Guard members will likely not be disciplined but that it would be
used an opportunity for education.

Base spokesman Maj. Randy Bailey says there's no issue with moms in the military breast-feeding, but campaigning in uniform is not
allowed.

The base is near Spokane, Wash.


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