Food or lewd? Breast-feeding opens divide

Mon, 29 Jan 2007 09:25 PM EST

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Marnie Glickman, right, breast-feeds her daughter, Calliope, while Rachel Brusseau breast-feeds her son, James, in front of the Delta Airlines gate at Portland International Airport in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006. Approximately 35 mothers with children showed up in support of a woman that was removed, along with her family,  from a Delta flight in Vermont for breast-feeding her child. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)Health authorities have said for decades that breast is best for baby, but American attitudes about public nursing are still heatedly divided. In some cases, women who don't or can't breast-feed can be made to feel like they're bad mothers. And those who do — and nurse in public — can be the targets of complaints and outrage.


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