Sunday, June 8, 2008

Breasts .....

Yes I said Breasts.....

Breasts and Breast Feeding in Public.

When my three year old asked why the baby was breast feeding. I explained to him that's how babies were fed. He looked concerned and said "she's not sucking my boob!"

I fully support those moms that chose to breast feed. It's an amazing thing that we can do for our babies as women and I thought most people in this day and age agreed.
Only in a society where breasts are so sexualized that the sight of a woman feeding her child would be deemed inappropriate. When we feel it's ok to idealize the woman on the red carpet showing more cleavage than any mom I've ever seen feeding her child- Gimme' a break!

When is society going to GROW UP!

This being said I'm not a public breast feeding mama.. Oh I wish could be! I've practiced and mapped it out in my head how I would feed my child no matter where we were as to comfort/nourish her. It never worked out the way I planned and I would regress to a dressing room, car or back room. I honestly think it's my own sense of insecurity... so those moms that can, I root for you!

Go MOM Go!

I often frequent a baby board where we chat about our new little ones and was appalled to read a post of a fellow March Mommy! This outraged me and let me tell you that if someone tried to put anything over my babies head- oohhh watch out - don't mess with a new mom!

I read all of the responses to the posting and this really outraged me- all of which were mostly breast feeding mamas too! Some were overly concerned that the babies head was not covered by a blanket or what if their 13 yr old son saw or how could they finish a meal with a mom feeding her child.

Are you kidding me?

If you don't agree with the feeding of the baby in public- don't look, explain it to your child and move on BUT please DON'T ever try to COVER or touch another person's baby- EVER!!
*step back mama bear bites**

To read more visit : Waitress puts napkin over breastfeeding babies head

What do the DADS think?- VISIT DADLOUNGE

PS: This woman's state has laws that protect her right to feed her child in public no matter what your view on the subject is :)


Jolynn said...

I totally agree with you. I think the question should be raised would the public rather hear a screaming baby or see a mother feeding her baby as discretely as possible. What draws more attention to yourself.

I have been put in that situation where there is not a place to feed my baby and sometimes you just have to do what you have to do.

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