Yes ANOTHER breastfeeding post from me!? Boring right?
But this week I’ve read a couple of comments that have completely enraged me and I have to get it off my chest! The first one I read was this one:
“I don’t like to see mothers breastfeeding in public. It isn’t necessary in this day and age.“Some women are always banging on about how natural it is, well so is having sex and going to the loo but no one does that in cafes.“They are just exhibitionists. So put them away, no one wants to see them.” (SOURCE)
Now I don’t know how old this person is but quite frankly they sound like a teenager. A grown woman surely could not say that! “Necessary in this day and age”, why because theres a huge market of bottles and formula, no lady it is necessary because its the natural resource a woman has to provide for her baby, what did everyone do before bottles and formula had been invented? Oh yeah thats right they BREASTFED!
Secondly how the hell does having sex in public and breastfeeding in public have any comparison?! We both know that sex in public is indecent exposure and something for behind closed doors! Is breastfeeding a sexual act? No it damn well isnt! It is providing a baby with its food, how would she feel if she was made to eat all her meals shut away with no one seeing her? Sex and breastfeeding are not the same thing FACT!
Exhibitionists? Oh get a life woman! Ok so some women may get their whole boob out but personally I am yet to meet one! The majority of women who breastfeed in public are discreet about it, there is no need for you to stare at a woman breastfeeding if it makes you uncomfortable, look away! Simple!
The second comment was a comment on the Daily Fails site, the story itself had pissed me right off as a man of such education shouldn’t be so narrow minded in my eyes but then I stupidly started reading the comments and came across this one.
I have a huge problem with women breastfeeding in certain public places. In places like a court room or the main area of a church, it is just disrespectful. In the middle of a restaurant when other people are eating, it is just totally gross. Even if the breast is covered, everyone knows what you are doing. For me, personally, it sickens me. They made breast pumps and bottles for a reason, and if it was truly some strange emergency, she could’ve explained to the attendant and excused herself to the restroom or a private area. No one has any manners anymore, no one is polite…people used to be so discreet about this. I don’t find that allowing your kid to suckle in public is “empowering”, it is so trashy. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2061812/Michigan-DS1udge-Robert-T-Hentchel-humiliates-woman-breastfeeding-son.html#ixzz1dzplzsFe
You have a huge problem with it? Yeah your right, its YOUR problem! Its your perceptions of breastfeeding no one elses! Why the hell is breastfeeding disrespectful? Why is it sickening? Its NATURAL! Its NORMAL! And I’d like to bet love that you were breastfed yourself! Now how do you feel? Why should she have moved to a toilet? Are you going to sit in the toilet and have your dinner? Didn’t think so! And for gods sake I’d love to know how breastfeeding is now trashy? Breastfeeding sadly isn’t “cool” we all know that! If it was then there would be a heck of alot more mothers doing it maybe! Breastfeeding is hard work but provides a great start to life for babies for as long as a mother can do it. Its not about sex, its not about being discreet, or feeding a baby in a toilet, its natural.
The problem lies in the heads of these people, in the way they have been brought up and how the media has poisoned them. People view breasts as a sexual object. Yes they may be but for a short period in a womans life they serve a huge purpose. Breastfeeding is what breasts were made for. Whoever created the female body I am certain they never planned for men to leer over them and so forth, they planned for them to provide for the offspring of women. So maybe rather than viewing the breastfeeding mother as the problem, think about weather your mummys breastfed you? Think about WHY you something natural as so sickening and disrespectful and quite frankly … GROW UP!