Mayim Bialik on Public Breastfeeding: It's Not Sexual!

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Mayim Bialik is speaking out about her decision to breastfeed in public. 

The actress sat down with HuffPost Live to discuss her parenting style and address the criticism she got after nursing her son in public.

"I received a tremendous amount of backlash," she says.

"What I like to point out is that was the best way for that subway ride to be pleasant for everyone. It was the end of a very long day."

"That was not a weak moment of parenting but a conscious decision of, 'I have the best way to make this child happy and content right now," she went on. 

The mom of two also talked about the society's sexualized attitude towards the act of breastfeeding:

"Our culture has a very, very bizarre relationship with breasts. Breastfeeding is not a sexual act. It's an intimate act, and that makes some people uncomfortable."

"But it's completely normal to have all of the human hormones that are released when you breastfeed regulating your relationship with your child."

"When I was nursing, I didn't feel the need to be immodest."

"But, I also feel like that's going to vary from woman to woman. I would try to be absolutely respectful and conscious of the community I was in," she explained. 

The Big Bang Theory star has been a vocal proponent of attachment parenting, and she blogs about her motherhood experiences and thoughts on

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