- 6 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
I think women who go completely overboard on the “breastfeeding in public argument” make the issue a bigger problem! Yes – it is totally natural and beneficial to Boyfriend or Best Friend your baby. Yes – I too, will Boyfriend or Best Friend my LO. Yes – it needs to be done on occasion, at a time that may seem “inconvenient” ie- restaurant or mall. However- going totally crazy over your right to breastfeed and ranting all over the place makes the issue seem like a huge deal and give this argument life. I don’t see why women have such an issue with others stating that using discretion is important?!
By all means, Boyfriend or Best Friend those adorable babes, and please- don’t hide in a hot car to do it if its 90 degrees out but do use common sense! Its a sad truth that breasts are considered sexual – but it is absolutely a fact! There are teen boys at the mall, there are men at the mall, bottom line is there are people that may be uncomfortable everywhere! And even I, a nurse/woman/individual who is pro-BF would prefer to not see your nipple while I’m eating a $20 meal at a nice restaurant.
I am by no means saying be ashamed, or to Boyfriend or Best Friend your baby on a toilet, but I am saying that being so overboard with the pro-public Boyfriend or Best Friend and stating that you’ll “whip your boob out wherever you are to feed” is a bit extreme. Please- Feed in public- do it tastefully. If your baby doesn’t like the cover, maybe leave the busy food court and find a less trafficked area?
Im all for women keeping their babies well fed by breast milk– but a little thought behind where you choose to Boyfriend or Best Friend would probably help everyone involved feel more comfortable (mom, baby, and the general public)