Public Breastfeeding Debate

Beyonce breastfed her newborn girl at a restaurant, sparking another debate.
3:41 | 03/02/12

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The latest the so called culture wars the top -- breastfeeding in public. So called black -- this -- healthy and natural those opposed say is just not knives. Constantly trailed by photographers mega star Beyonce was caught doing -- and got -- -- -- ABC did right. This. Running a mom who's ever anguished about breast feeding in public -- -- life. Chased by the paparazzi. Who were in six figures just for a snapshot of queen bee in blue -- These ones taken minutes after she and her husband Jay-Z -- -- the New York City restaurant. Breast -- -- diving right there at the table. This isn't just Denny she's the youngest -- ever on the billboard charts and featured on Jay -- new video or at least two days after -- Even before she was born there were tribute videos like this one hosted by fans on YouTube -- imagining that his pop diva. -- When somebody like beyond -- -- Hurtado and Bob. Though. Yes and now sometimes it can be beneficial because she's such a public figure. He can be seen as a shell. Perhaps without even meaning to do so Beyonce has now chosen sides in a long running national debate. Between new mothers and many people who encounter them in public on the other side there's Kim -- -- Who recently expressed her outrage about a woman breastfeeding at the next table from her. I'm at lunch she tweeted so was the baby of course that look epitomized by Steven van -- character -- Lilly hammer. Can speak louder than words. And if that sort of -- those kind of suspiciously European. Yet. This country it you know we don't. Breasts are more then just for what to -- bear eat. All we're all in this country breastfeeding may be perfect fodder for Sesame Street. That's a funny -- look -- little something to be ashamed reversed because perfectly natural. For guys like Ben Stiller in meet the parents breast feeding. Is Freud countries where the object of sexual obsession suddenly moved to -- territory -- -- the Mallory Klein. I -- -- made exact -- that reason was. When it comes to this highly charged intensely personal but totally natural bodily function. Insensitivity. Can make news. The TSA has had to learn that lesson time and again. Most recently in Hawaii when a screener force to woman to prove her breast pump was real by using it they're not supposed to do that. And when celebrities take on breast -- is a personal issue it tends to get some attention Nightline profiled actress Salma Hayek in Sierra Leone. A country where the culture outright discourages -- and it leads to malnutrition. This clip where Hayek breast fed -- sick little boy went viral. It's amazing -- three looking at its. -- Stars don't often breast -- -- perfect strangers. Perhaps Beyonce was trying to make amends when she gave birth to blue IV she -- -- he rented an entire wing of New York's Lenox Hill Hospital. According to TMZ a breast -- group threatened to sue. Now Beyonce has joined the breast feeding brigade asserting her right to breast feed and even with the paparazzi. In hot pursuit. I'm David Wright for Nightline in Los Angeles.

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