Holly Willoughby Hits Back At Martin Daubney On 'This Morning' Over Breastfeeding In Public Debate

'It's very easy to wear a pashmina over it.'

Holly Willoughby felt the need to defend breastfeeding mothers when a former lads magazine editor said women should "cover up" on 'This Morning'.

Willoughby and journalist Martin Daubney were discussing the topic of breastfeeding in public after a photo emerged of a mother nursing during her wedding.

"My wife breastfed in public but covered up - out of respect to people who might not want to watch," Daubney said on the show.

"It's very easy to wear a pashmina over it."

Infuriated Willougby replied: "You used to work on lads' mags. [There were] boobs everywhere, boobs on the front cover - I mean I couldn't walk into a shop without seeing boobs."

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Willoughby continued by saying she didn't understand why Daubney felt women should wear a pashmina.

"I have no problem with breasts - let's just get that out there in public," the former editor of 'Loaded' replied.

"I just think we should listen to both sides of the story. There is a feeling that mothers' rights trump everything and if you disagree you're a bigot."

Daubney also said he disagreed with women posting breastfeeding photos online, as Christina Torino-Benton did following her wedding photo.

"It's just promoting breastfeeding and how easy it is and how it fits into someone's life - if you want to get that out there, why not?" Willoughby replied.

Willoughby then turned to Torino-Benton, from Canada, who was listening to the discussion via Skype.

"I think that women can cover themselves if they choose to, but I don't think it should be a definite thing, it was my wedding and I'm not going to cover myself with a pashmina," Torino-Benton said.

"It was 40 degrees, you don't want to put a pashmina over your baby just to not offend someone else.

"You do what you have to do to feed your baby."

'This Morning' airs weekdays on ITV from 10.30am.

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