I didn't choose to breastfeed my children. I just never thought there was another option. My body can grow a complete and perfect person and is thus fully equipped to feed that child. It all works, just the way it's supposed to. My milk is the perfect combination of nutrients and is always sanitary and at the right temperature. It cannot be denied that breastfeeding is the way Nature intended for us to raise human babies.
Somewhere along the way, science came up with a way to fake it through with powdered formula and plastic receptacles and rubber nipples. Humanity embraced it for reasons I'll never understand and now, the most natural and perfect way to raise a child, requires laws to protect mothers in public.
There are lot of judgement worthy options out there. Can't you go pick on something else?
Breastfeeding is not sexual. It doesn't feel sexual and it doesn't look sexual. It doesn't hurt you to sit next to a breastfeeding mother. It shouldn't offend you to see a child eat. Whatever strange stigma that makes people feel uncomfortable with breastfeeding must be changed. In a world of synthetic everything, we must at least let our mothers give our babies the milk they deserve in peace.
I've breastfed two children exclusively, past one years old, often in public. Often sitting in a booth with a baby eating in one arm and my own fish taco in the other. Or on a plane. Once at Christmas dinner in a fancy hotel. Frequently on a bench. Etc. I'm currently pregnant with sweet Lucy who I will also breastfeed. I'm pretty good at not showing you my boob. I'd wager a large lump of cash that most nursing mothers have no desire for you to see a boob. But for those who are still working on it, or find it more difficult, or have a wiggly baby, for goodness sake, give them a break. It's not burlesque, it's lunch.
I've recently been introduced to the idea of nursing portraits. Love it. Many thanks to Cassidy for letting me post this one.