Thursday, January 15, 2015

Suck On This - My Breast Feeding Rant

Originally written August 14, 2006 for my blog at the time In the Blink Of An Eye

Geez..while I have been away from blogging there has been some hoopla about the July BabyTalk Magazine because there is a picture of a mom breastfeeding on the cover.

I will never understand the problem with this. I am not sure if people have forgotten that the reason we have been given breasts in the first place was so that we could friggin feed our babies. They are not just fun bags to entertain men. They are actually living, breathing, fleshly, ready to serve, milk filled bottles for our offspring.

Breast feeding is not for everyone. I for one try not to feed my daughter in public but if I actually had to I would have no problem doing it nor would I run to find a bathroom stall (gross) to feed her. I am discreet and no one even has to know that she is eating.

How much longer am I going to breastfeed has become the question I feel I am constantly answering. The answer…I don’t really know. As long as my daughter wants to! She will not be nursing past four that is for sure, and if she wanted to stop now I would be ok with that too. She is slowly weaning herself so I guess we will see. My son weaned himself at 10 months so it’s anyone’s guess.

I will never understand the controversy on some things. I have a live and let live attitude but that is just me. I think there are people who should stop smoking, stop talking, stop driving, stop drinking, stop shopping, stop cursing; I am not telling them to stop so why should I have to stop something I am doing? Something that doesn’t effect their lives in any way.

Here’s a big F you to anyone who thinks that seeing someone’s breast as they feed their little ones is a problem.

If you don’t like it…stop staring!!!

1 comment:

  1. And it is such an American phenomenon! I had my first daughter in Turkey and people scoffed at me for covering with a blanket. "How will our children learn that breastfeeding is normal?", they asked. But in America my sister told me to only breastfeed in the bedroom because she didn't want her son to "Get the wrong idea." My second daughter was born in Germany. Breastfeeding babies were again everywhere. Honestly, it's nuts!


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