So says Shannon Smith, a Canadian mom of three who was asked to stop nursing her infant in public. Near tears, she made her purchases (I wouldn’t have!) overhearing the other shop girls make rude comments unknowing that she was the boob-in-public perp.
I’m always perplexed that this is still news. Breasts make milk to feed babies. Biology. It really is that simple. For those who feel moms should be relegated to a dark corner to do the somehow dirty deed: don’t stare. Why would I want to feed an infant in a dirty public restroom? Would you sit on the toilet to eat? No. And neither should babies.
Most moms are discreet. I was while nursing in public. Oddly enough, I think things like this function as a flashing neon light: nursing in progress (is it the kicking feet sticking out?) I used a blanket in the beginning but then figured out that a well-placed scarf worked better, or just my arm when I nursed in my beloved Beco carrier.
H/t: Teaching my two.
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