• Friday, August 12, 2022


Indian magazine cover of model breastfeeding ignites debate

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By: Keerthi Mohan

The magazine cover of an Indian magazine depicting a model breastfeeding a baby has sparked controversy. The model, Gilu Joseph, is not a mother herself, and many say it’s uncomfortable to see her hold a baby to her chest. Quite a number of readers have also accused the magazine, Grihalakshmi, for using the image of a breastfeeding mother to increase its circulation. However, the magazine’s editor said publicity was not what they were after. They wanted to spread awareness about breastfeeding and a mother’s right to feed her baby in public. “A month ago, a man shared a picture of his wife…

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