But she’s saving a starving child!

This whole controversy both cracks me up and makes me angry. Yes, ma’am, I get that you don’t object to breastfeeding in public, but maybe you should learn a little something about respecting others’ senses of decency.

3 Comments so far

  1. Tiffany (unregistered) on August 11th, 2004 @ 9:08 am

    I’ve got sort of mixed feelings on the whole thing. On the one hand… breastfeed in a public restroom? Disgusting! I wouldn’t eat *my* lunch in there… And it hardly seems appropriate that society would be sidelining women to the point of making them choose between being out in public and taking care of their children. After all, this is 2004, not 1954.
    On the other hand, is it really so much to ask a nursing mother that she use a receiving blanket or shawl or something to cover up a bit? I mean, yeah, it’s lovely and natural and all, but that doesn’t mean the rest of us want to look at stretchmarked boobies.

  2. Xian (unregistered) on August 12th, 2004 @ 2:16 am

    Not that I am anti-boob – far from it. I think the more breatsts I see in a day, the better that day will be. Having said that, and having fed from a breast some 30-odd years ago, I am all for breast feeding – even in public. However, I don’t understand what the big problem is with using a feeding shirt, blanky, breast pumps, etc.
    I tend to think of sex as a (sometimes) beautiful and natural act – I really don’t need to see it happening at Starbucks.

  3. herfriend (unregistered) on August 19th, 2004 @ 6:45 am

    This situation might be more easily resolved be abandoning Starbucks and reconviening at Ben & Jerry’s, a much more social issues friendly environment…breastfeeding, etc.
    Mother and child could both enyoy a lucious lactose libation, derived from “breastpumped” sources….Hopefully the mother would take into consideration the asthetics of the breasts in question and cover appropriately if modesty or(fill in your own chavenist remark)calls for it.

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