by Country Girl 67 Replies latest social family

  • Country Girl
    Country Girl

    When my son was first born, my husband did not want me to breastfeed. He said he would be embarassed, although I was all hip on doing it. Unfortunately, I just caved in and fed my son a bottle. Nowadays, women in the US are being more open about it, often breastfeeding in public with no cover, and coming under fire. Is this good, or is this bad? Since our culture sexualizes the breast so much, is this why this most natural of human processes is demonized? In other cultures in our world, the breast is viewed primarily as a way to feed the baby, with only limited sexual connotations. Do you think a woman should be covered in public if she chooses to breastfeed, or should she just whip out her breast and feed her child, and piss on the people who have hangups about it? What is your take on it?


  • stillajwexelder

    You just can not get a more natural thing than a mother nursing her baby -- f--k those that have hangups -- of course a woman should be able to breastfeed her baby in public

  • Elsewhere

    Don't deprive the little fella's the chance to get some boobie!!!!

  • Yerusalyim

    Breast feeding is great, and natural, too many prudes running around BUNK THEM. However, doing this while driving might be a problem, as one young lady found out.

  • SheilaM

    CG: I wish that a woman could feed her child without repercussions but alas we have such an uptight society. I personally covered up,so did my daughter. Now there were woman (it's always women never men) that were offended by the blanket I used to cover my childrennot sure if it was the color or the cloth they were offended by LOL

    I do get friggin pissed off that men will go to strip clubs, we have JJackson showing her tit on tv but a woman that feeds her child is considered pornagraphic. I think if we were less uptight about the human body and more focused on violence and shit that our country would be more balanced.

    (sorry this is a sore subject with me)

    PS Thunder supported me nursing 100% and also my daughter nursed Mac until she was a year (we found out she has severe milk allergies so it probably saved her life)

  • Sara Annie
    Sara Annie

    There was a great Annie's Mailbox letter on this very subject the other day, and I agreed 100%with the advice given to the reader:

    Dear Annie: I read the letter in The Charlotte, N.C., Observer from "Denver Aunt," who attended a baby shower and was offended that the mother and some of the other guests displayed their breasts while feeding their babies.

    The hungry baby is a guest at the party, too. Its physical comfort is more important than the psychological hangups of some old biddy. Would you cover your head with a blanket while you ate? Why should I hide when I breastfeed my baby? It is not shameful. It is natural and healthy. That's the reason we have breasts. If it makes anybody uncomfortable, they can put a blanket on their own head. -- R.B.

    Dear R.B.: We expected to hear from the Militant Mommy Brigade, and we weren't disappointed. Let's get a few things straight. No one is debating the importance of breastfeeding or the occasional need to do it in a public place. We are all in favor of that. The problem is displaying one's breasts while doing so. Like it or not, in our culture, female breasts serve more than one function, and exposing them is considered exhibitionism.

    There are other natural, even beautiful, functions that we do not do in public. Hungry babies don't have a preference for dining al fresco. With all the wonderful tops available for nursing mothers, it is easy to be discreet.

    Demonstrating consideration for the sensitivities of others is something every mother should want to teach her child. Our advice stands.

  • SheilaM

    I don't agree with that it was at a babyshower. Women that uptight need a reality check

  • stillajwexelder

    ShielaM -- my feelings exactly

  • Elsewhere

    I know several women who will just whip that "sucker" out any ol' time the baby is hungry... I see no problem with it.

  • avishai

    Piss on em!

    P.s, your hubbie missed out!

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