Breastfeeding in Public

884 WordsJun 20, 20184 Pages
What could possibly be wrong about a mother nourishing her child? Absolutely nothing. Many people view a woman's breasts as sexual items. The main purpose of breasts Is to breastfeed a child after birth. I came across The Milk Truck while back. The Milk Truck is there “to create a mobile breastfeeding unit that allows mothers to feed their babies in places where they have been discouraged - restaurants, shopping malls, public spaces, etc. Babies should be able to eat anywhere, and everywhere". I am absolutely for breastfeeding in public. Breastfeeding is when a woman feeds her child from her breast. Breastfeeding has been around since before the 15th century. In addition to strengthening the bond between a mother and her baby,…show more content…
Some states have laws so strict that asking a nursing mother to stop, cover up, or move elsewhere is a violation of her civil rights and gives her grounds to sue for damages in a court of law". Babies who are not breastfed in places other than home will eventually become used to only being fed in one place. Therefore the nourishing mother will basically become house bound. It is important for women to get out of the house following birth, so they don’t become depressed and feel cut off from the rest of the world. According to The American Academy of Pediatrics "The AAP recommends that babies be exclusively breastfed for about the first 6 months of life. Babies should continue to breastfeed for a year and for as long as is mutually desired by the mother and baby". During these first 6 months the mother should be dedicated to supplying breast milk whenever and wherever she and her infant feel appropriate. Why should a mother be segregated from her everyday life during her nursing period just to make others feel "comfortable"? For the most part women cover themselves with a shawl, a wrap, or a cover of some sort while breastfeeding. If not they make sure that they are not exposed in any way. Breastfeeding saves everyone money. According to Opposing Views "A conservative 2001 report estimates that at least $3.6 billion in health
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