So apparently the huge debate right now is about public breastfeeding. Here’s a few reasons why this shouldn’t even be an issue:
1) If a man can sit in the fitting room at Victoria’s Secret while waiting on his girlfriend/wife/whatever while I and other women are in there attempting to fit ourselves, a woman should be able to breastfeed wherever she feels like it.
2) You can’t complain about both things. Me, personally, one of my biggest annoyances is crying babies. I know it’s inevitable, but most of the time I end up getting a headache. However, I know it’s a part of raising a child, so I would never say anything other than, “Can you pass me an Advil, please?” to whoever I am with. However, there are some people who like to complain about crying, whining babies in a very outspoken or even passive aggressive manner. We all know that baby is probably hungry or sleepy. So you can’t complain about a hungry baby crying in the middle of the store and then tell the mother to go home and feed her baby elsewhere. I’m sorry. You can’t have your cake and eat it too. A mom feeding her child is a lot less distracting to me than a screaming baby that can be heard from all corners of the store. You can choose not to look, but you can’t choose to unhear. (Shout out to all you momma’s out there who have been in that position before. Props to you. I don’t know how you do it. This could also be why I haven’t had kids yet. Who knows. Whatevs. Y’all are awesome.)
3) If you’re one of those that thinks mothers should be forced to go to the bathroom and feed their child then you should do a few things: #1. Eat all of your meals in a public bathroom for a week and we can talk. And #2. Offer to watch their cart and their belongings outside of the bathroom while they breastfeed their child and make sure no one steals their stuff :).
4) It’s TOTALLY cool and even applauded for celebrities to walk down the red carpet dressed like they’re attending an ABC (anything but clothing) party, but it’s not okay for a mother to use her boob as way of feeding her child in public?
But not this:
THAT MAKES A LOT OF SENSE.
I’m not saying breastfeeding should be a free for all where we go from having a few nude beaches on the coast to being an entirely nudist society (not that there’s anything wrong with it if that floats your boat). I’m not asking for every mommy to whip out the nippy for the whole world to examine. A blanket or a cover isn’t going to kill you, your baby, or any other weird onlookers. There has to be some sort of compromise here. Women shouldn’t be shunned from the public for raising the future people of the world.
Peace, love, cats,