The Loose Women panellists had quite the unexpected start to the programme as they were left stunned by some clips from Channel 4’s Breastfeeding My Boyfriend.
The documentary featured couple Lana Michaels and fiancé Shawn who opened up about how breastfeeding has helped them connect on a deeper level and allowed cameras to film them in the act.
Loose Women stars Jane Moore, Kaye Adams, Linda Robson and Sunetra Sarker couldn’t believe their eyes as they watched the clip.
‘This is wrong on so many levels,’ Sunetra said. ‘How much content did they have to make a full television programme about this?!
‘It makes me feel uncomfortable, I didn’t know this was a thing, I still don’t believe it’s a thing, it feels very niche.’
‘I didn’t know you could breastfeed if you haven’t just had a baby,’ Linda weighed in, while Jane argued: ‘It’s nothing to do with feeding. It’s a sexual fetish.’
Kaye pointed out: ”Different strokes for different folks,’ but added: ‘I think it would be better presented as a sexual fetish.’
Channel 4 told Metro.co.uk: ‘This observational documentary breaks down the taboo surrounding the intimate act of adult breastfeeding, and featured individuals who openly and honestly talked about their personal experiences as an integral part of their relationship and lives.’
While many have been shocked by the show, Lana and Shawn insisted they wanted to shake off the taboo of adult breastfeeding.
‘It’s completely different [to breastfeeding in public],’ Shawn told Metro.co.uk. ‘It’s just a normal way of connecting with the other person when we grow up.
‘When we grow up we explore sex and when we explore sex there are many other ways of connecting with another person.
‘Breastfeeding between adults creates a really strong bond that helps an understanding of the other person and feel a deeper love because you’re not only exchanging the milk but getting the energy that comes from the other person.’
Lana added: ‘Women’s’ breasts have always been sexual, men have always like women’s breasts, it’s always been the case. You can compare it to feet – a lot of people like feet and have feet fetishes which is way bigger than breastfeeding but we don’t go around hiding our feet and not wearing sandals.’
Loose Women airs weekdays at 12:30pm on ITV. Breastfeeding My Boyfriend is available for catch-up on Loose Women.
Credit: Original article published here.