Breastfeeding In Public
WOW what a hot button!
I was channel surfing in the office this morning to find something not too distracting for background noise on my TV while I work. The View was on, and while I usually do not care for the show I left it on over The Price Is Right. The topic came up of Delta Airlines, via Twitter, telling a woman it is unacceptable to breastfeed on the plane unless covered. That exploded and breastfeeding mamas hit the freaking ceiling.
Here is the deal as I see it. I am a mom. I’ve breastfed both of my children. There were occasions when the baby got hungry and I was out and about. I opted to find a secluded place to feed my child and covered up with a very light weight blanket so as not to offend anyone. Yes, babies need to eat and this is how many of them do it, from mama’a breast. But that doesn’t give us the right to offend others. There is nothing wrong with being discrete about it ladies! If a ladies room offered a lounge area, then I always went there. If not, I could locate a bench in an out of the way spot. Once I used a dressing room couch.
I’m female, I am a mom, I breastfed my babies, but I do not want to sit there and watch someone else do it out in public. I don’t see anything wrong with asking someone to cover up or find a discrete place to do so!