Article about a nurse-in at Starbucks
I was getting kind of annoyed with the way this article was presented, with all the comments from the women making them seem so "out there". And then the comment from the guy, at the end, about "In a place where I'm eating or drinking, that's the last thing I want to see," really chapped my hide. This is such a hot button issue for me, for obvious reasons, but also because, you know, America, get the fuck over it.
Breasts are for feeding babies. Any sexual or advertising enjoyment you get is frosting.
If you don't want to see it, stop staring. It's not like I want you to see my boob. And frankly, I think you'd rather catch a fleeting glimpse of my boob than listen to my kid screaming for it in your ear for half an hour. And no, I will not go into the restroom and feed my child. Do you eat your lunch in the restroom? Do you feed your 6 year old her happy meal where people shit? I didn't think so. So don't ask me to feed mine there. And no, I will not put a blanket over her head. Have you tried putting a blanket over your head when you eat? Try it sometime. It's hot and stuffy and uncomfortable. And I'm not going to do that to my child on the off chance that some poor delicate soul is going to be traumatized by catching a fleeting glimpse of my breast doing what God made it for.
You know why some nursing mamas are so in your face? Because people are constantly telling us to go feed our babies in the bathroom, telling us to go somewhere else, telling us to cover ourselves. When really, most of the time when I'm nursing, people come up to me and say how sweet, baby's sleeping. They have NO clue. If you don't want people to be in your face about it, stop harrassing them!
Bottom line: Don't want to see it? LOOK AWAY.