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It's Really Too Bad

There's a brand, spankin' new pizza place in town...but I nor my family will be setting foot in it.  And that's really too bad because I love to support local businesses.  This week a woman was breast feeding while eating at the pizza joint and was asked to move to a more 'private place.'  ARE YOU KIDDING ME?  Women struggle with their breast feeding experience every day in one way or another, they certainly don't need more pressure.  After seeing a few male friends on Facebook post that people should just 'get over it' and leave the owner alone; he apologized for his mistake...I can't help but be so annoyed.  What on Earth about feeding your child needs to be private?  Why should breast feeding moms be kept in back rooms and behind closed doors while attempting to be out in public?  What it comes down to is other people being uncomfortable with the sight of GOD FORBID, a breast!  And let's be honest here, as someone who's completely comfortable with breast feeding in public...I do everything I can to cover up.  In most cases, you can barely tell that a woman is nursing her baby.  I had a friend tell me that his wife would 'plan ahead.'  You mean bring a bottle?  First off there are MANY kiddos who won't take a bottle.  Secondly, as to infer that a women who breast feeds casually two-steps into a public place ready to just 'whip it out' and make everyone around her uncomfortable is irritating beyond belief.  I'm sorry if you're so shy that you can't fathom the audacity of a breast feeding mom who's doing the most natural thing on this planet...something that's been done since the beginning of time....  Maybe you're the one who needs to be in a more 'private' place as to shield you from all of the horribly offensive things going on in public like dog-walking and car-driving.  Let's make a don't watch me breast feed, and I won't watch you yawn.  Both are equally natural but only one is contagious...the nerve of doing it in public. 

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08/02/2013 12:11PM
It's Really Too Bad
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