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Friday, December 30, 2011

Breastfeeding In Public

Kasey Kahne recently tweeted that he was surprised and disgusted by seeing a woman breastfeeding her baby at a local supermarket (I don’t know the exact wording of these tweets because they were deleted). Now, I don’t know the details about all of this, but it seems the world is just a little screwed up here.

We live in a world where women’s clothing is designed to show off as much of their breasts as is possible. My wife recently observed a woman going into a play at a local college pulling her shirt down further to show off more of her breasts.

If you look on any social media outlet, you will see that a majority of the women on there are taking photos of themselves from peculiar angles specifically to show off as much cleavage as possible.

Women go and have complete strangers tattoo their breasts. I mean really, is it so important to ruin the body God gave you with a tattoo to have to let someone, who is not your husband, touch your breast?

When I was growing up only convicts and sailors had tattoos. No woman would have one.
I do remember my first exposure to someone other than my wife breastfeeding. A member of our family was coming by to visit us. There was a knock at our door and I opened it up and was presented with a relative breastfeeding there on my doorstep. All I could say was, “Suzanne, it’s for you.” But, this is one of the most natural things in the world.

My point is, if women all over the world are going to show us their breasts, why is it a problem if there is a baby attached to one of them?

 I personally wish that women would dress modestly and would only share these personal attributes with their husbands. When a mother breastfeeds her child in public she should be as discrete as possible, but she should not be relegated to a nasty public restroom to do this.

Stores and shopping malls could provide areas where a woman could go and comfortably breastfeed her child without having to feel like a leper for doing so.

So, now you know my thoughts. What do you think about breastfeeding in public places?

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