Some people’s views on breastfeeding shock me. News stories appal me.
I read two posts in the same day that gave me mixed signals. A post on BBC News stated that Nigel Farage suggested that a breastfeeding woman should sit in a corner to do so. He also commented on some people feeling uncomfortable with a breastfeeding Mum being near. My opinion is that why should an infant, who cannot prevent itself from feeling hungry, which is a form of discomfort, have to wait to be fed for the benefit of older people who have the choice to look away. Farage did later defend his comments.
Then, another story was published. It stated that breastfeeding could cut NHS costs as well as improve the health of infants. It was an interesting and factual read. However, it was a little mind-boggling to read about how breastfeeding should be censored and then the next you read about how important it is to breastfeed the baby until the child is 7 months old. Another idea I disagree with is that babies should be covered while eating in this form. What do you guys think?
I do understand in some extreme circumstances like a nursery or school environment where breastfeeding in front of a large group of children who may not be aware of breastfeeding may cause a lot of confusion as well as discomfort for both parties?
I really struggle with this generation. No matter where you look or go there are half naked girls everywhere. In town, there are life-size posters of girls showcasing underwear, perfume or an umbrella all while half-naked. Music videos. Every second advert on TV like that one I saw that was supposed to be for tampons but really only featured thong wearing asses. On Facebook, you get text fails. They are everywhere. Yet when a sliver of skin is exposed to feed a baby it’s wrong.