It’s either breastfeeding in public, being home-bound or being forced to
use bottles, why should moms be punished for doing what’s best for her
children? Things are made so difficult for moms when they are told that
they cannot breastfeed in public places as your milk needs to be drained
at two hour intervals to prevent
low milk supply.
It’s a real shame that laws need to be implemented in order for our
moms to breastfeed in the public. Women are being harassed and told to
leave public places because of breast feeding.
Most people hide their children from breastfeeding mothers…what is that
suppose to say to your child? That it’s natural or that it’s disgusting,
because she is showing her breasts in public?
Public breastfeeding taboo originates from the sexual associations
attached to breasts. People against breastfeeding in public are mostly
unaware of what they are doing, that’s why we need to start making it a
normal part of life.
The breastfeeding public are helping make breastfeeding a norm. If more
moms breastfed in public it would help men and women think differently.
You will be making it easier for other moms and also start training
those men and boys into the awareness of what real breasts are for. Moms
have to stop feeling as if they are going to be “caught breastfeeding
‘Our society is desperately in need of mothers nursing their
babies in public openly. We also need books and TV programs featuring
breastfeeding mothers. Our children need breastfeeding dolls, not
bottle-feeding ones. If a girl grows up thinking that breastfeeding is
the normal way to feed a baby, she will be much more likely to try it,
and knowing that a lot of women can do it with no difficulty, she'll
have more confidence in herself as a nursing mother.’ Bottle-feeding culture at Childfun.com
Is breastfeeding in public illegal ?
Many states have laws protecting breastfeeding mothers, some do
not, but breastfeeding in public is not illegal in any of the states!
If you have been discriminated against you can contact
, they take reports of breastfeeding discrimination very seriously
Most countries are so accustomed to their women breastfeeding that it
doesn’t bother them anymore, but the Western culture is unfortunately
different. Read what other people have to say about
nursing in public in their own countries
Being discreet while breast feeding in public
- Mom can place a blanket over her baby and her breast or even wear a
“breastfeeding wear” that covers up what might make other people uncomfortable.
- Nursing privacy drapes
“breastfeeding cover” can also be bought and are really convenient as
they have a weight on them, so that they do not fall from your shoulder
or so that baby cannot pull it down.
- This might get more difficult when baby gets older and
sometimes moms will explain to their children that breastfeeding is
something that is done at home. This is only if you are more comfortable
with breastfeeding at home