Oct 14, 2014 - General    2 Comments

About Breastfeeding in Public

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A few weeks back I found a collaboration contest that meant writing on a pretty big site about motherhood. So I took the chance and wrote an article that I hoped it would win me the spot. It didn’t! I felt pretty bummed about it! I was feeling kind of hopeful that I could earn some money on something I am passionate about. My article was about breastfeeding in public and my husband liked it and encouraged me, so the news that I didn’t get choose got me really down.

So my sweet husband, either to make me happy or because he really thought it was worth it, took my article and got it published here, on one of his blogs. So this made me happy and grateful and got my hopes up and my mood to write more grew.

That article was a more of a “Don’t be afraid to breastfeed in public! Just do it!”, so I’m gonna tell you here why I do it. Why I need to do it in order to get places with a happy baby. Of course I could give him cows milk by now, but could a cow’s milk EVER be better than human milk? Cow’s milk is made for calves, and formula is made in a laboratory, for tiny robots or moms that couldn’t breastfeed! But yeah, why should I give something so unnatural instead of feeding my baby directly from the source?

To give him other milk than my own it implies I need the milk to be warm, or at least not cold, so I have to heat it more so I can have it for later. But if he needs it right after we leave home, how can I settle a crying baby AND cool the milk enough that he can have it right away? So for our family is best this way. I make sure I have the right clothing, I pull my shirt, baby covers the rest. I do my errands and everyone is happy. He gets the most healthier snack, I get the freedom of moving places, the people around us are not getting stressed by a crying baby, it’s a win-win-win situation.

I don’t have many friends that encourage me to do this, not even his pediatrician, not just in public, but in general too, but my baby is the MOST encouraging person I need! So read the article I published for more reasons to do it and what do you think about it!

2 Comments

  • You go girl!! Screw everybody else and their negative opinions on where/when /how to breastfeed! …oh! Youve probably read it but here’s one about breastfeeding older children! (No, not your hubby silly;)

    http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=125961

    Ive never understood why some people have a problem seeing people breastfeed in public, hell I see teenage girls running around showing more than a mom breastfeeding! (Speaking of… You’re fantastic in those white sportsbras!! Yes, I’m incouragable, apologies!;)

    It just really makes sense as you’ve mentioned. You dont have to prep, pack and carry a bunch of bottles of formula with you, dont have to warm it or cool it, its LOTS healthier!!
    …hole I’m thinking about it, I don’t know ifv they do it in city water there, but in a good number of cities put fluoride (not the right kind and it doesnt work anyway) in the water system, the same with chlorine!! Stay away from that and dont leave your plastic water bottles in n the heat/sun….chemicals leech out of the plastic into the water!!

    • Yes, you are incorrigible, I give you that :)) You are right about the fact that you can’t see much while someone breastfeeds, there are occasional accidents, specially when the baby is older, but I see it this way “If you don’t like it, don’t look!” I’m still breastfeeding Eric at 18 months, and I don’t care what anyone says. Funny thing is that whenever he’s in public he likes to be covered with a large scarf and play peekaboo while he nurses. He makes it easier for me too 🙂
      We don’t have fluoride here, and you are right about water bottles, and almost any kind of plastic bottles really. Too bad not everyone does research about this stuff.

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