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To think it really wasn't necessary for Myleene Klass to mention the 'Breastapo'?

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UnknownGnome Mon 18-Feb-13 17:01:46

I was watching Lorraine this morning during which there was a feature which showed Myleene Klass visiting a third world country promoting the benefits of breastfeeding and raising awareness of the goodness of breastmilk, particularly colostrum. Formula is often watered down, or made with unclean water, therefore not the best option for many women, but they are not always aware of this.

Cut to Myleene in the studio with Kate Garraway and she is, again, talking about the benefits of breastfeeding but qualifies this by saying she is by no means a member of the 'breastapo'. Was this completely necessary? Surely it's ok to talk about the benefits of breastfeeding without making a negative comment about those who promote it?

Just realised that I haven't posed this as an AIBU, so, AIBU to think this was an unnecessary and unhelpful comment?

Sugarice Mon 18-Feb-13 17:03:14

Myleene Klass gets right on my tits.

Cannot stand her, she's bloody everywhere!

havingamadmoment Mon 18-Feb-13 17:03:48

I think it was simply her saying she wasnt pushing breastfeeding at ALL costs.
I dont think it was particularly unhelpful just a random comment.

MorrisZapp Mon 18-Feb-13 17:04:49


valiumredhead Mon 18-Feb-13 17:06:22

YABU and that pains me as I loathe MK.

fromparistoberlin Mon 18-Feb-13 17:07:40

"Myleene Klass visiting a third world country promoting the benefits of breastfeeding and raising awareness of the goodness of breastmilk, particularly colostrum.

WHY? the third world have not even bloody heard of her, sheesh

could noone else do this? Like the "3rd world" are going to fucking know its Myleene


PeggyCarter Mon 18-Feb-13 17:10:03

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Yanbu purely for the fact that everything that comes out if her mouth is totally unnecessary. What did mothers do before she came along with her expert opinions 5 seconds after conceiving her 1st child.

EnjoyResponsibly Mon 18-Feb-13 17:13:58

Frankly if an organisation picks my Myleene Klass as their face they'll automatically lose my vote/attention.

She could put me off oxygen, so invalid do I find her opinion on anything.

HumphreyCobbler Mon 18-Feb-13 17:15:14

I think it was an unhelpful comment too OP.

kalidanger Mon 18-Feb-13 17:20:28

I'd assume she just thinks 'breastapo' is some terribly clever and on-trend coinage so she's being hip.

NotADragonOfSoup Mon 18-Feb-13 17:22:41


Not sure how anyone can think using a word derived from Gestapo is appropriate. There are far better ways of making the same point.

UnknownGnome Mon 18-Feb-13 17:23:08

Not many Myleene fans in the house! smile

I really dislike the terms Breastapo and bf nazi and I think it's unhelpful for her to use them. It's possible to talk about the benefits of breastfeeding without ramming it down people's throats.

WorraLiberty Mon 18-Feb-13 17:28:57

Is it possible that she's read MN and other internet forums where the 'Breastapo' are very much alive and kicking?

You know the type who jump into threads and stomp all over anyone who dares to declare breastfeeding wasn't for them?

If that's the case, she probably just wants to distance herself from that type of person.

twitchycurtains Mon 18-Feb-13 17:30:05

YABU, I thought she was fine, don't get the Myleene hate, she always comes across as pro women so really don't get the nasty comments. Also there are a lot of women who equate being pro bf to I will ram my opinions down your throat, I am better than you for choosing to bf etc etc- just look at some of the threads on bf/ff on here.

UnknownGnome Mon 18-Feb-13 17:35:37

But this was nothing to do with ramming anything down anyone's throats. She was talking of the benefits of breastfeeding, particularly for women in developing countries. No one would dispute that breastmilk is more beneficial to babies than formula that has had to be watered down or made with dirty water. It's got nothing to do with being in the 'Breastapo'.

Maybe I'm overthinking it.

NotADragonOfSoup Mon 18-Feb-13 17:38:35

I couldn't care less who said it, it is inappropriate to say that on national TV. Or, indeed, at all really.

WorraLiberty Mon 18-Feb-13 17:38:45

I think she was just making it clear that she's not one of these nasty, militant pro breast feeders who like to make women feel bad about themselves.

I know it had nothing to do with the interview, but by the sound of it she just wanted to make that clear to everyone.

Which I think is fair enough.

SmiteYouWithThunderbolts Mon 18-Feb-13 17:38:53

She could put me off oxygen

HA! That's my new favourite phrase.

Oh, but didn't you know she's the first woman EVER to have a baby? hmm

reallyyummymummy Mon 18-Feb-13 17:41:46

Something about Myleene Klasse comes across as very disingenuous. This comment is also disingenuous.

FutTheShuckUp Mon 18-Feb-13 17:43:28

Shes a prick

elinorbellowed Mon 18-Feb-13 17:44:26

I referred to the 'breastfeeding mafia' after being sneered at and cold-shouldered by La Lache mothers for mix feeding. (You can fuck off with your 'never runs out' comments.) Also encountered so many HCPs who went on and on about exclusively breastfeeding despite not having a clue how to assist you. With a traumatic birth, mild PND and utter ignorance from my HV I would have given up completely if it hadn't been for my mum and sheer bloodymindedness.
Think it was a light-hearted comment that you are taking too seriously because we are all so emotional about BF. As you can see from my post!

myrubberduck Mon 18-Feb-13 17:50:04

In my experience the people who object to terms like bf nazi and brestapo are not really upset about jokingly being compared to nazis; they just don't like being laughed at .

(I tend to go with titty Taliban myself.....)

minibmw2010 Mon 18-Feb-13 17:53:54

Her mother is from the Philippines so she has a connection plus she works for Save the Children. Two good reasons I would think to use her (not a fan by the way)

MrsKeithRichards Mon 18-Feb-13 17:54:54

She's fucking awful, glad I never seen her and Kate on the same screen, I might have exploded.

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