One thing for sure is, that most women, no matter what, do not view their breast as more "sexual" than "a feeding thing". It is in the West, it has been Europeans that sexualized the female's breast over and above breastfeeding a baby.
It is in the West, it has been Europeans that have sexualized the female's breast over and above breastfeeding a baby. And just because something has been sexualized, it does not make it the true and only purpose of it. Newsflash: Anything could be made into something "sexual" in the boundless human [man's] imagination. Hell, in the West, they have tried to even sexualize food or the process of eating food; and that's crazy as hell, but,if you tell people something enough times [or show them something enough times] they will begin to believe it's true [Self-Fulfilling Prophecy Psychology 101].
When you look back through history, especially women's history, you have to ponder what the true or ulterior motive really was in the sexualization of women's breasts. The sexualization of women's breasts correlates with the reduction of women breastfeeding in society(ies). So, what is that saying? One thing for sure is, that it created a multi-billion dollar never-ending boom for the 'infant formula' companies/industry. But, the ulterior motive likely also goes even deeper than that. Have women been duped into yet another misconception about themselves; about their bodies? If so, was it done purely for profit, or for other psychosomatic [matriarchal] reasons? Or was it really just a "kinder and gentler" Witch Hunt on women and the bond between mother and child? It should make women wonder, considering how the so-called "Witch Hunts" were really no more than. or at least, started because, of a matriarchial system waging war against women's knowledge of nature, medicine, their own bodies and child birth. [Oh, but I forget, women, just like Black people know very little of their own history or their true history].
People just do not think before they jump; people do not think before they jump onto the first bandwagon that arrives. And now, generations after women have been thoroughly convinced that they do not need to breastfeed their babies and/or that man-made 'infant formulas's are equivalent to or just as good as breastfeeding, here we are, at a point in history when women's breasts are being viewed primarily and sometimes [Wendy] only as "sex objects".