Defend National Breastfeeding Month

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August 12, 2013 by gabnormal


Last week a woman in Texas was harassed for breastfeeding her baby in a public place.

Little did the other woman know, not only is it law in America that women are allowed to breastfeed their babies at any time, any place, August is National Breastfeeding Month.

As of August, 2011, the United States Breastfeeding Committee deemed that month National Breastfeeding Month, because “all U.S. mothers should have the opportunity to breastfeed their infants and all infants should have the opportunity to be breastfed.”

The over-sexualization of breasts has caused numerous problems for women with children who still breastfeed. The concept of “decency” has made numerous appearances in the discussion of breastfeeding in public.

A wild and almost never discussed topic of conversation is the fact that men have breasts too. Yet men are able to walk around without their shirts on and more often than not have no problems. When a woman attempts to breastfeed her child, she gets harassed for it.

I’m not blaming this on men. I’m saying that the female chest has become so taboo that a woman can’t even feed her baby without being bothered in some negative way.

Also, let’s take a look at what she’s actually trying to do, which is, FEED HER BABY. These women aren’t flashing themselves at the world like it’s Mardi Gras (p.s. no one complains about tits being everywhere then, do they?)

I don’t have kids, but from what I’ve heard breastfeeding is annoying and inconvenient at best, and incredibly painful and frustrating at worst. Moms who breastfeed don’t need added stress when they are only trying to feed their child.

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