Monday, July 12, 2010

Nursing in Public

Sometimes I wish I was part of an African tribe where women walk around topless and men only wear loincloths. Or a nudist colony, where no one is ashamed to showcase what they have, but do their day to day business without thought to what they look like. Or just a society where women are not objectified for their assets, but body parts are respected for what God intended them to do. Where people aren't ashamed or embarrassed when babies are fed in public.

Unfortunately, I live in a society where breastfeeding in public is frowned upon by most. Granted, there are laws in many of the states that allow breastfeeding in public and you may completely disagree with what I am saying. However, despite legality, there is still a stigma attached to breastfeeding in public. It is still considered immodest by many people to feed a baby where others can see. One must cover a nursing child with a blanket and avert her eyes from those who stare. Women are resorted to feeding a baby in bathrooms so as not to receive accusing stares. Instead of being applauded for feeding a baby naturally, women are encouraged to use bottles and formula.

Now why is that?

1 comment:

  1. Never thought about it like that and I couldn't agree more! Well, if it means anything, I applaud you for feeding naturally! :) Thanks for sharing! Love, Brandee :)

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