The breastfeeding wars. I don’t completely understand it. Why are people judging one another on how they feed their babies? Can someone be so sanctimonious about someone else’s choice? You know how I feel about this topic. I had written a post about my pumping experience with my oldest. I am currently pumping for my littlest pumpling (a term I recently found and love using!). I don’t think I am going to make the six month mark like I did the last time. But pumping is my comfort zone. I read this article about something called discreet breastfeeding. The author talks about how she was told she had to discreetly breastfeed her child when she was in public. The author then goes on to say why do women who breastfeed need to cover up in public but when women go out for fun their breasts are on full display. I for one agree with this. I pump for breastmilk because I am not comfortable with my child eating straight from the tap (again, more mommy slang) and my kids don’t have a great latch which makes it very painful for me. However, I would never ask a woman to not breastfeed in public or to cover up. That is her choice. There is definitely a double standard when it comes to this. Why can a woman dressing provocatively be acceptable but a woman feeding her child, which is completely natural, cause such controversy?
I think it is time for people to be more understanding and stop being so self righteous. There are worse things to worry about than a woman feeding her child. You know, I’m just saying.
Here is a picture of Le Pump. Yes, I gave it a fancy name. We spend so much time together. Plus, if you don’t have a sense of humor through all of this, it will drive you coocoo.
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