Alyssa Milano throws shade at Miley Cyrus, defends breastfeeding selfies

Alyssa Milano is totally fine with being known for her breasts.

The Who’s the Boss? star is mother to one-year-old Elizabella and four-year-old Milo, and she’s been a vocal advocate for women who want to openly breastfeed their children. She routinely posts photos of herself breastfeeding on her Instagram.

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In celebration of Elizabella’s first birthday, she posted her most revealing breastfeeding photo yet, showing that she has no plans of going back on her mission.

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight on Tuesday, the actress said she didn’t care about the backlash she tends to experience after posting breastfeeding photos. “I’m going to keep breastfeeding, maybe even until [Elizabella is] 6!” she joked. 

“When I post pictures of me breastfeeding Bella, it’s not that I’m trying to be very outspoken about breastfeeding, it’s that it’s a very special moment in my life,” Milano told People. “What [other people] take from that is a whole other thing. Support from not only breastfeeding moms, but moms everywhere, has been really powerful and really overwhelming.”

But after defending her choices on ET, she took aim at another person fond of exposing her nipples: Miley Cyrus.

“Everyone’s fine with her nipples being out,” she said. “I think people are more comfortable sexualizing breasts than relating them to what they were made for, which is feeding another human.”

Look out for Alyssa Milano in Miley’s next video.

H/T People | Photo via Alyssa Milano/Instagram

Marisa Kabas

Marisa Kabas

Marisa Kabas is a lifestyle reporter and activist. Her work has been published by Fusion, Fast Company, and Today. She’s also served as an editorial campaigns director for Purpose PBC, a social movement incubator.