Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Breastfeeding considered offensive

Ok, so i just read this really interesting article on a debate on breastfeeding (see link http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16773617/wid/11915773?GT1=8921).

I, for one, know I will never breastfeed in public (i'm a bit of a prude) but come on! The problem is that everything has a sexual connotation-we are not innocent anymore (and as I write that, I realise that's why I'd never breastfeed in public).

The Lord makes no errors-do you know about all the nutrients a baby receives from his/her first breastmilk (called the colostrum)? the protection? the immunity it provides? Everything was well provided for.

I found it hypocritical though, that in America, breastfeeding in public is considered "offensive". Hmm!! please take a look at those designer clothes that are slashed in front from here to there (and with some pretty ugly breasts on display too. By way of digression, I was looking at clothes worn by celebrities to the SAG awards-Jada Pinkett-Smith looked so nice but maybe it's time she stuck to dresses that cover. Her boobs are responding to gravity).

Well, for more educational info on breastfeeding, cehck this site out http://obgyn.health.ivillage.com/pregnancybasics/breastfeeding.cfm?sicontent=0&sicreative=627066133&sitrackingid=3471779&ivNPA=1&sky=gglhcotbreastfeedingobPPC496Ds

By the way, I'm not a mother.

Join the debate and let me know what you think!!!