Annoyance of the day

Taken from a comment on another blog:

"Actually, I couldn’t nurse in public either since my sweet daughter refused to be covered with a receiving blanket and would tear it off or refuse to latch if covered. Good thing my car had tinted windows in the backseat! We were a complete bare boob disaster while breastfeeding and anyone in the vicinity got a good show. She weaned herself at nine months – much to both of our relief"

Although I am happy this baby was nursed for 9 months..how are words and attitudes like this doing ANYTHING to help normalize breastfeeding?

Good thing those window’s were tinted and that baby self weaned at 9 months old. Growl. Don’t even get me started on the self weaning babies thing.

Though I do respect a mother’s choice to nurse in hidding, it’s just the underlying message, ‘breastfeeding is something to be done in private, under a blanket, in the dark, behind tinted windows’. Not Booooobies Nooo! and also, if you don’t like nursing, that’s fine, if you choose to stop nursing your child at 9 months, that’s also fine. No need to lie about it, or cover it up..It’s your body, it’s your choice.

That being said, I personally just feel much more on par with this type of attitude: 
 
"If J. Lo is allowed to wear a dress that has only double-sided tape to keep us from seeing her boobage, then breastfeed away! A mother breastfeeding in public is not shocking compared to the body parts Hollywood actresses expose on a regular basis"

The end

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β€œLife is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” β€” Albert Einstein. When it feels like your world has been shattered, and you have reached rock bottom, you must make a choice: Stay where you are and fade away, or keep moving forward. Thankfully I chose to move forward and was blessed with the two most wonderful children after the death of my first in early labor. Things are looking up.

Posted on July 22, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Sure, that sounds fair..I like my overweight body plenty and I had no issue nursing anywhere, but also nursed as discretely as possible.

  2. Wow, that is just so far beyond pathetic…I have no words.

  3. I think it’s really about the mother being where she just…I dont know how to explain it. But if the mother isn’t all that into breastfeeding, and doesn’t feel good about their own body (It shouldnt have anything to do with it, but I think it does) then a baby will wean sooner. It’s not being embarrassed by feeding the baby. It’s dealing with showing any part of their breast to someone else. I am like that my self. I got over myself to try to breastfeed, to just fail every single time, but *shrug* The older I get the less I care about stuff like that lol No one likes anything bout me, they dont have to look. πŸ˜‰

  4. On one of the last days Sil was in NICU we heard the following comment:

    It was around feeding time and so several women had come in to breastfeed their baby. Since it was NICU there were no visitors (except from the parents) allowed in the section, but they could watch through the window (at supposingly their baby only). So one visitor is ‘visiting’, complaining how one of the moms is openly breastfeeding her baby. – in NICU!!!

    When the nurses found out, they were so angry, that they wished they’d been there when the comment was made. They were ready to kick him out of the visitor’s zone at once πŸ™‚

  5. I wholeheartedly agree.
    So much.

  6. Makes me want to facepalm. I’m pretty sure almost all babies decide they don’t want to be covered at some point (I got really tired of the advice that the reason P didn’t like to be covered was because I didn’t coverhim enough during nursing. Whatever).

    I’m with you 100% with the last quote. Breastfeeding are what boobs are made for. We have to expose people to this! By nursing! In public! Breastfeeding is the evolutionary purpose for the breast, and so deep down why they are attractive in the first place. Geez.

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