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Mothers Breastfeeding In Uniform Wrong To Be Photographed, Say Fairchild AFB & WA Nat'l Guard

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The Washington National Guard and Fairchild Air Force Base say two nursing mothers were wrong to be photographed in uniform breast-feeding their babies.

The photos were posted on the Internet by a group on the base that supports breast-feeding mothers. Mom2Mom say the photos were meant to promote World Breast-Feeding Week in August.

But state National Guard Capt. Keith Kosik says it's a violation of regulations to use the uniform to promote a cause. Capt. Kosik said donning their uniforms for a photo session in support of Breastfeeding Awareness Month violated a policy that forbids military members from using the uniform to further a cause, promote a product or imply an endorsement.

He says the Guard members will likely not be disciplined but that it would be used an opportunity for education.

Fairchild Air Force Base spokesman Maj. Randy Bailey says there's no issue with moms in the military breast-feeding, but campaigning in uniform is not allowed.

The photo of Senior Airman Terran Echegoyen-McCabe and Staff Sgt. Christina Luna breastfeeding their children in unbuttoned airman battle uniforms went viral. Echegoyen-McCabe, the mother of 10-month-old twin girls, is pictured with her T-shirt pushed above her bared chest.

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