Is it time to see more breastfeeding in public?
As it’s a good, healthy and natural thing – though not easy for every woman – the answer has to be yes.
Anything or anyone trying to discourage or make uncomfortable a breastfeeding mother strikes me – as Mr T would say – as a crazy fool. As with that TV show you hate – you don’t have to watch.
And as Helen Lovejoy reminds us - Won’t somebody please think of the children? It’s for their good.
So in the spirit of support and encouragement, here are some inspired breastfeeding pictures. They’re from the Blue Milk blog (thinking + motherhood = feminism) here and here. And the subject of occasionally furious debate here.
Blue Milk feels that it’s long overdue for us to have new images of breastfeeding. And she seems to being sorting that out nicely.
She says (and I’ve editied it a wee bit):
The feminist campaign to allow women the full freedom to breastfeed is about all of us. It is not really about the choices of individual mothers and their babies. It is about women being considered as important… as normal as men. We are all made stronger when a woman can breastfeed, in public, as a member of her community, while getting stuff done. Because when that happens it says that women belong, it says that women’s bodies belong, it says that women are here.