Wednesday, September 29, 2010
A Letter to the World about Public Breastfeeding.
I'll keep this short and sweet.
Please stop sending mixed signals. We tell women that "breastfeeding is best", we tell them to do it but then we ask them to hide like it is shameful, kick them out of places for breastfeeding and say stupid things like "I don't want to see THAT" or "plan ahead and pump." Cut it out. Stop the double speak. Get over your fear/sexual obsession with breasts and let a mother care for her child as nature intended because, I've got to break it to you, feeding babies is what boobs are for and everything else is just a nice bonus. Just think about it, if you wouldn't think it inappropriate for a woman to give a bottle then it isn't inappropriate for her to be breastfeeding with or without a cover. Mothering is hard enough without you projecting your issues onto moms and their babies.
Get over yourselves please.
Even Sesame Street gets that breastfeeding a baby isn't a big deal, sometimes I feel like a lot of you need to go back to preschool.
Again, get over yourselves please and let a woman take care of her baby giving that "best" you're so into.
That's all I have to say about this. Today anyway. I just had to get that off my chest. Now I'm going to go whip my boob out and feed my baby.
The Leaky B@@b
P.S. Breastfeeding moms will not be bullied. We're educated, fierce women that WILL protect our children and meet their needs. Thank you.