Let me see if I can put this in language everyone can understand. The first and most important use for breasts is to FEED BABIES. So people, if you have a problem with a woman FEEDING HER BABY, tough shit.
Get over it.
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Wow. I’m speechless.
Unfortunately, this is all too common. We seriously need an attitude change in this country.
I’m still trying to get how the two: Mom breastfeeding child and pole-swinging stripper can even be put in to the same sentence.
Maybe I need to understand a little better what is defined as acceptable public breastfeeding. Like is it acceptable for a woman whip out her “nature-given” bottle then stuff it in the kid’s mouth or is this considered acceptable when done beneath the cover of a blanket so the baby can enjoy their meal in peace?
Personally, I haven’t seen a breastfeeding mother do this without a blanket, no matter where they were. I’ve always use a blanket to breastfeed.
I don’t object to women using the blanket if they want, but I do feel it’s unnecessary. I rarely used one when my kids were small, unless it was cold. But then I didn’t wear the tight, short shirts women wear now. It was easy to wear a lose shirt, lift up one side and let the baby grab hold. The baby’s body covered most of any skin that was showing.
We really shouldn’t have a problem with this. Yes, I understand that breasts are also sexual objects and there’s nothing wrong with enjoying them in that way. But it should NEVER interfere with a baby’s need to eat and woman need to provide the food. Women should not be banished under a blanket or to another room somewhere out of sight. They are doing something completely natural and non-offensive. There is nothing sexual or titillating in the act of feeding a baby. The ones who try say there is, are simply showing their high-strung, holier-than-thou, Puritanical, domineering, misogynistic beliefs.
So, yes, I think it’s acceptable for a woman to whip out her natural “bottle” and feed her baby. If we would just relax about it, everyone would be doing it, and everyone else would be seeing it, and in short order, no one would think anything about it all.
We don’t even blink when we see a 50 foot tall nearly naked woman draped over a car on a billboard. But we’ll call a woman names if she feeds her baby?
That’s messed up.
I used to put a blanket over Sithboy. I figured it provided for a more peaceful environment for when he was eating. Especially out in public. I worried the noise and activity going on around him would bother him.
That’s a reasonable reason to use a blanket. I suppose I would wait to see if the baby is distracted or not. If not, no problem, if he is, then cover him up. This is always more difficult as they get older, and want to interact with the people around them. If they are really more interested in the activity, though, they’ll just throw the blanket off. Babies can be so funny.
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