There are three good things I have done for my kids: read to them, talk and listen to them, and breastfeed them.
According to the Courier Mail, a newspoll survey found up to 30% of people think breastfeeding should not be done in public.
Let’s put this in perspective. It is fine to drink and get drunk in public; people do it in pubs every night. We can see nudity and sex on television. People barely bat an eyelid at swearing.
The Valley on a Saturday is a flesh feast, bum cheeks, breasts beaming in the street lights.
And yet, the very best start I can give my baby in life – one that will protect him from illness, increase his intelligence, speech and eyesight and is free and environmentally friendly – is inappropriate for the public.
I was discreet, but I never hid while breast feeding in public. One of the saddest things I ever saw was a mother breastfeeding in the corner of a room while her husband held a cloth up in front of her. I wonder was it his problem or hers?
Breast milk and breastfeeding is a natural miracle. Any support a woman gets to continue breastfeeding is an investment in the future of her child. Criticism is tantamount to child abuse.
There, you did not know I was a ranter did you?