National controversy over Fairchild moms breastfeeding in uniform

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by Ashley Korslien & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on May 31, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 23 at 3:14 AM

SPOKANE-- A fresh controversy is brewing over pictures of breastfeeding women at Fairchild Air force Base.

The controversy centers around a breastfeeing support group at Fairchild Air Force Base called Mom To Mom. Some women in the group are wives of military members; others are in the military themselves.

The group decided to take photos for a breastfeeding campaign and the moms say their intention was to create support for the campaign.

It's not the concept that's causing controversy; it’s the two Air National Guard members, posing in their uniforms.

The military women could be in big trouble. Not because of the breast feeding, but because the National Guard says they didn't get permission to wear the uniform.

According to a National Guard spokesperson: "military regulations prohibit the use of the uniform, title, rank or military affiliation to further a cause, promote a product or imply an endorsement…for example, military members may not wear their uniform to a political rally, a protest or to sell a product."

The National Guard moms aren't allowed to comment on the situation, but despite all the scrutiny, the group stands firm in its cause.
 

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