I got this link on my Facebook newsfeed. This woman heard about a breastfeeding protest and took a couple pictures to post on a protest group. One is her outside of Targets breastfeeding her baby and the other in inside with her baby in the cart (the baby is maybe 1 or 1.5 years and so sits alone fine in that cart) and she is doing a silly pose with one foot kicked back while her baby is at the boob.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
She got a lot of negative comments. Most of them positive and negative were even coming from breastfeeding moms! I can't believe it! If women are not given their rights to breastfeed in public, it seems to me like the envelope needs to be pushed a little. Boobs are made for feeding!!!! People need to accept that and let boobs do what they were meant to do, anywhere that they happen to find a hungry baby!
I think we need more women like this one, pushing what people feel comfortable with so that eventually the general population will not be as uncomfortable with breastfeeding and any woman, even the shyest and most modest will feel fine breastfeeding their baby in public.
To the ones who cared to compare breastfeeding in public to urinating in isle 3 or taking a dump in the electronics department, you are seriously fucked up and I wouldn't even go beyond saying that - you are so far past reason.
To my readers: I'm very interested and curious about how breastfeeding in public is perceived where you live. Where are you from and how do you and others near you feel about breastfeeding in public?