Friday, March 7, 2014

This Girl has a Problem with Breastfeeding

Before you read what I have written, read this awful blog post that I have linked.  I don't get why women have to be so hateful.  It was written by a woman who has a problem with moms breastfeeding in public.

In the South it's a Religion

Here is my comment back to her...

"I read this post while breastfeeding my baby before work. I am one of these "self righteous hippies" you described above. Oh wait. I am a registered republican married to a man who hunts and fishes. So, first, I wanted to bust open your stereotypical view of breastfeeding. 

Secondly, I want you to know that a year ago, I was just like you. I went to, yep, Target with my mom. I was a few months pregnant, so I was in the baby aisle. We saw a woman walking around nursing her child. I looked at her and did a double-take. How could this woman just walk up and down the aisle nursing her child without a cover?! I was like, I will never do that! Then, I actually had a baby. And I understood. Once you have a baby, your life is not your own. As much as you want to put your baby on a schedule where they only eat at the most opportune times, it's just not possible. In fact, the first few months of a child's life, doctors tell you to let them feed on demand. They need to eat whenever they are hungry to gain the appropriate amount of weight. So guess what, I had my first public breastfeeding inside the Collierville Barnes and Noble. No one said a thing, and I really don't think anyone noticed. It wasn't a big deal at all. If you are blessed to have a child, you will get this one day. Until then, you probably won't. 

Thirdly, I read through your bio and saw where you were raised Catholic. Do you know that the Pope encouraged mothers to breastfeed their babies in church? HE even knows that you don't interfere with breastfeeding.

As far as going into a bathroom, have you ever had dinner in a bathroom? Would you do it? Would you put someone you love through having dinner in a bathroom? I know all your germ information you said was probably true, but that doesn't make it any less gross to attempt to feed your child while someone could come in and take a crap. How awful. 

Lastly, why not be nice? We women have enough battles to face. The last one we need is one against each other. I pray you find love and empathy in your heart. And I pray when you have a child, you don't encounter someone as mean spirited as you have just been."

Any thoughts?


  1. I think you are spot on. She isn't the one responsible for feeding your baby, you are. I would never feed my child or myself in a public bathroom. That is disgusting, I don't care what highschool germ studies say. I wouldn't be comfortable feeding my child without a cover in public, but I wouldn't begrudge someone else who was. What I don't get is who told her she was in charge? Like we need her permission to decide what we are going to do and not do? I feel sorry for her that someone told her she had the responsibility of supervising every woman' and when they do and do not use their boobs in the free world because she is obviously struggling with that weight...... I say do what is comfortable for you and what makes your baby feel happy, healthy, and secure.

  2. I have been reading more of that girl's blog. I've decided she is pretty much just a strange bird. Her views certainly don't represent the feelings of 99% of the real world. She'll understand one day. Maybe. If, she finds a man who will put up with her hateful views.