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“This is what my body is made for” – Actress Thandie Newton posts Selfie of herself Publicly Breastfeeding her 2-Year Old Son

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Hollywood actress Thandie Newton’s latest selfie has set some tongues wagging.

In the photo posted on her @ThandieAndKay account for her website ThandieKay.com, the 43-year-old actress can be seen breastfeeding her two-year-old son Booker.

She captioned “Perfect happiness @latitudefest This is what my body is made for. And the rest is my choice. #Freedom”

A lot of people have criticized her for publicly breastfeeding and posting it on social media while others feel her son is too old be still be breastfed.

Thandie and her husband Ol Parker are the parents of three children – daughters Ripley, 15, and Nico, 11, and son Booker, two and a half.

27 Comments

  1. ChiChiChilolo

    July 19, 2016 at 11:40 am

    Hmmmmn! 2-YEARS and still breastfeeding. WOW!

    • AceOfSpade

      July 19, 2016 at 11:57 am

      I was already talking before I got weaned as my mom told me. I would even be screaming ‘mo fe mu oyan’ in the night so that would be around 2 years too.

      This pic however is just attention seeking. No one says a woman shouldn’t breastfeed in the park, market, while giving speech on your graduation, while clubbing, while meeting with some new clients or even at a funeral ceremony. The koko is why Instagram it? You know some people will talk and you want to show that it’s right to and all of that! Well now that’s you’ve got our attention, are we good to get back to talking about Whose dad is Bimbo Thomas’s baby?

    • Amaa

      July 19, 2016 at 2:55 pm

      Ace of space . I know it’s isn’t a big deal in Naija infact in a bus a woman’s baby was crying and everyone in the bus including the conductor was shouting give am food or wetin you dey hide abeg give am food we don pay . So breast feeding is normal in Naija people will neither frown or give you the look when you decide to feed in public place.
      That luxury isn’t obtainable else where. Breastfeeding in public places has gotten women sent out of restaurant busses harassed etc . It’s so bad in some places that you could get arrested . So please understand that the more people and celebrities do this (since America is a celebrity crazy country ) it will become a trend and more acceptable

  2. Cynical

    July 19, 2016 at 11:49 am

    To each his own o……but still breastfeeding a 2 1/2 year old??? And this is coming from someone who loves to breastfeed o. Is it still nutrients the child is getting?Abi we’re still trying to bond?

    • bonding

      July 19, 2016 at 5:14 pm

      there is practically no nutrients at 2 yrs. it is just bonding

  3. BlueEyed

    July 19, 2016 at 11:50 am

    2 years and still breast feeding ?? Now that’s the real issue

    • LEM

      July 19, 2016 at 1:52 pm

      @BlueEyed you never start o, I have seen a 4 year old still breastfeeding. As weird as it may be , it is a personal choice. The real issue is the posting on social media. I mean to make what point? That public breastfeeding should not be shamed? Nobody cares. That your 2 year old is still being breastfed? Your choice. Basically, the main issue here I feel is the thirst for social media attention no matter how trivial is real.

    • Wanderlust _Trekeffect?

      July 19, 2016 at 5:23 pm

      ????4yrs, now that’s just nasty

  4. zee

    July 19, 2016 at 11:52 am

    She has always looked crazy to me!!! Dis is very strange indeed….d child has functional teeth and d day he wil chew dem nipples is d day she wil stop

    • NIRA

      July 19, 2016 at 12:49 pm

      hahahahahaha….

  5. Mr. Egghead

    July 19, 2016 at 11:53 am

    Your body is also made for taking a sh*t. Can we see that too?

    A 2yr old would probably be on the terminal stages of breast-feeding, and would have started complementary feed by then.
    Nothing wrong with that

  6. Xplorenollywood.com

    July 19, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    Lol… while the age feels old, there are no pictures of her breastfeeding him in public when he was 6months, 1 year or 1yr 6months! Is this deliberate, does she want to kick off a campaign that women should breastfeed till 2yr? She should just come out and say that and stop all this my body, my life thingy!

    On the flip side, i heard a story of a 5year old kid who whipped out his mother’s boobs at a wedding cos he wanted to suck breast… LMAO! Omo, whoever said you reap what you sow wasn’t kidding.

    • Juice

      July 19, 2016 at 12:51 pm

      It actually is her body and her life and her decision. Get ya self a life.

    • fiona

      July 19, 2016 at 5:14 pm

      Because I know the person who did this I believe I may know you a friend of a cousin perhaps?

  7. @edDREAMZ

    July 19, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said…
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    I just wish am that little man though no doubt….
    .
    .
    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  8. Juice

    July 19, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    Noting wrong with wat she’s doing. It’s the perverted mindsets I’m worried about

  9. BM

    July 19, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    I breast fed my son until he started talkin, “mummy, I want to suck biest”.lol.

    • Ada

      July 19, 2016 at 2:00 pm

      Loooool. I know right. Both my kids refused to give up breast o. I had to dump my son at my folks for 3 weeks because I was pregnant for his sister and his breast feeding was making me dizzy. My daughter is 19 months and it is by force I stopped her when family started yabbing 2 of us. She is weaned but she still holds the breast every time. If I let her she will bring her mouth close until I say ‘TA!’ then she will jerk away. If I had let her she for reach 2

  10. MM

    July 19, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    i breastfed my daughter till she was almost Four Years…..Yes 4 years. i see nothing wrong with that.

  11. Huny

    July 19, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    I see nothing wrong about this. She is the mother and knows best for her kids. My mum breast fed for about 2 years as well

  12. Rose

    July 19, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    Lol at people having heart failures about women breastfeeding in public yet they can flick through naked girls on *Insta* without so much as blinking.

  13. bimbo

    July 19, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    Lmao. My son is 2years 5 months old and he has refused to stop putting my boobs in his mouth to suck. I have done everything to stop him. He talks very well and I find it strange. So it’s really nice to see there are others out there like us.

  14. kayla'sma

    July 19, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    Well, my daughter is 19 months and I officially weaned her in February but this girl still tries to bring her mouth close whenever she sees my boobies , she says “suct” and “biess” infact last night I forgot her on the bed with me and slept off, she fell off and started crying so I had to soothe her by putting breast in her mouth. Boy! Was I wrong!! She sucked and sucked and when I finally wanted to take off the breast this babe wanted to beat me o, See pushing of hand and slapping.

  15. tunmi

    July 19, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    @Amaa thank you for explaining it. In the culture where she is, na wàhálà. This picture was not meant for Nigerian, or other African circles, because it’s the norm for a mom to breastfeed whenever said baby is hungry. Yankee sef get palava. They can sell breast on magazine but for it to serve the purpose it biologically does na problem

  16. ?

    July 19, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    Mr egg head so breastfeeding an infant equates raking a S…t you are one sick pup. Terminal stage of breast feeding.!!!!Stfu. You make it sound like a disease. Go back to your hardcore porn idiot.you just made you didn’t get to see breast. monkey
    Na cow feed you.

  17. Amaka

    July 19, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    If you clicked on a pic of a breastfeeding mum just to express your disgust then there is everything wrong with you.

  18. Oluchy

    July 20, 2016 at 2:48 am

    I understand that feeling. Babies don’t care where you are. When they scream the walls of Jericho down the second time, then you will obey sharply. I breastfeed every where ooooooo though I cover myself. Had to feed him in superstore today sef.

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