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Breast Milk Satisfies — and Offends

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Breast Milk Satisfies — and Offends

This billboard from the Ohio Department of Health promoting breastfeeding has sparked a little controversy among folks in Ohio, with one Toledo resident eloquently noting:

“When I first saw it I thought, you know, I agree with breast milk, it’s fine but then I saw it with the milk around its mouth and I thought that was so unappealing. The baby’s cute, but I did not like the milk coming out of his mouth.”

Beautifully put.

Perhaps it would be more appealing if he had a cow’s milk mustache?

Although even I have to admit that is an awful lot of milk on that baby’s face.  I don’t believe my breastfeeding experience has EVER been that messy.  Poor kid is all, “Uh… could you put down that camera and hand me a wipe?”

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Candy Kirby is the founder of The Laughing Stork and a professional fun-maker who will never stop chasing her lifelong dream: to find the Pomeranian or porn star after whom her parents must have named her. A humor columnist for Disney, Nickelodeon, Scary Mommy, Reductress and Redbook, she also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats, the latter of whom are the real brains behind this operation (so send all complaints to them).

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