It’s the year 2018 and only NOW has the USA legalized breastfeeding in public in all 50 states. The land of the free and brave? … well, let’s take a look closer to home – have you breastfed in public and had some unwelcome stares and inappropriate comments? Sadly, I have, but most people have been quite supportive. You see, it only takes one idiotic comment murmured loudly enough just for the fumbling mom to hear. As if dealing with a wriggling baby who is struggling to latch isn’t enough. Yip, I’ve heard a comment on a few occasions, but luckily, I’m an ex-beauty queen and devour criticism for breakfast with a smile… and a good dose of humour.
But, not every mom is as confident and that’s why I am celebrating World Breastfeeding Week. I’ve written about this topic a few times and am always amazed at the emotions that are evoked. Please share your sentiments below – why do you think as a society, some people still cringe and judge one of the most natural things in the world?
(Oh and by the way, congrats to Lerato who won a beautiful gift from La Mer – the Cool Moisturizing Gel Cream for commenting. What would YOU like to win as a gift here on the blog? Comment on that too, but let me know your thoughts on breastfeeding first and foremost, please.)
Love and light,
Momo AKA JoJo 😉