Picture of woman breastfeeding in public causes online uproar in China

Picture of woman breastfeeding in public causes online uproar in China

There was an outcry with many internet users supporting the mother and criticizing the passenger who clicked the pictures.

A debate over public breastfeeding in China was unleashed when a photo of a woman nursing her baby in a crowded Beijing subway train was posted by a passenger on Weibo, a social networking site, reports CNN. It had the caption: "Let me remind you -- this is a Beijing subway not a bus running in your village."

Beijing Tale -- a volunteer organization that helps clean up subway flyers -- reposted the photo and criticized the woman for exposing her "sexual organs" in public. This led to an outcry with many internet users supporting the mother and criticizing the passenger and the organization for sharing the sensitive pictures.

"It'd be ideal if she had used a nursing cover, but it's not a big deal if she didn't have one. Breasts are...for babies; they are not sexual organs," Ou Qian, a Guangzhou doctor and a mother told CNN.

Following the uproar, the photographer deleted the original post and apologized and so did the volunteer group.

Pic courtesy: Grab taken from Weibo

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