Laura Zoey - posted on 07/12/2010 ( 15 moms have responded )
Ok heres my though on nursing in public
1 if no one nurses in public, then the public will not know there are women nursing!
2 if we dont nurse in public then young girls will grow up only ever seeing bottles feeding babies
3 if we dont nurse in public then the snoty people who will make bad comments about it will never get ignored, or set straight. and they could keep on discouraging other moms
4 if we dont nurse in public then we will not go in the public as often and therefore we will be less happy :)
5 if we dont nurse in public we will most likely stop nursing too soon due to the strain on our lives
6 if we dont nurse in public we will see nursing as a chore, other then just a part of normal life
Ok so thats alot to take in, but if you know that breastfeeding is best, then you know it is what we should be doing as a nation (america).
If we all stay hiding out in bathrooms- cars- changing rooms- or at home, then America will never change! We can make it change!
There are so many moms breastfeeding in america, but the general public has NO idea that we exist.
Isnt it our responsibility to teach the country so that our daughters have better experiences?
We can make the image change from taboo to normal.
the more times everyone sees a mom nursing the more normal it will look.
Hiding is only hurting, be proud! We are strong women. If we can get through learning to breastfeed, then we deserve to do it on the comfy bench in the middle of the mall. Or the booth in the fancy restaurant. Or in the DMV! lol I mean seriously, we are so ashamed to be seen, but whats the worst that can happen? We are protected under law in America so We can have confidence!
Please Please try to nurse with confidence right in the public eye. If you are met with rudness, just be strong and remember you are teaching a new generation to do whats best for their future children.
OK thats my big old speach, I hope some of you feel empowered to nurse with confidence. I cant change the country alone!
But I will be right here in Port Washington Wisconsin
nursing in plain view right along with all of you.