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"