So I can understand people being all anti-public-breastfeeding.
~ I don't agree with it of course, but I can understand it. One, Americans are a bunch of fucking uptight people in general. Just look at other countries commercials and you can see how close minded we are. For fuck's sake, i got slapped with sexual harassment over THIS commercial I watched at work. Yes, a real sexual harassment issue. I got suspended without pay for 2 weeks!
~ Two, some public breast feeders are crude. I've seen women just slap out a big saggy breast at a restaurant. Like full fledged entire breast. I personally have breastfed everywhere. But I'm discreet. I'm ~not~ embarrassed and I do ~not~ cover up with a blanket (I think it's unfair to make your baby swelter underneath a blanket or cover to eat) but I do ~not~ show anything. I always wear a tank top underneath my shirt so when I lift up my shirt, my stomach isn't hanging out. Before I lift up the shirt, I get my breast out over the tank top. So I lift up and tank top covers bottom, while my shirt covers the top. I latch baby on half under shirt, so when I lift i up, the breast is covered by the baby. As soon as baby is done, shirt goes down and that's that.
But why are some women all grossed out by breast feeding? I have seen women decide on formula feeding before even trying because the thought of breast feeding grosses them out.
~ I think this is a personal decision and it's the woman's to make. I am not judging their decision. But I am questioning the hows and whys of the decision to begin with. I wonder if they can't get past the sexual nature of breasts, so that interferes with the idea of breast feeding? Maybe? If so, I can understand that for the same reason some woman would never give a blow job without trying it first.
I just love it so much. Just the idea of allowing my body do something so natural. Feeding my child with my body alone for the first 6 months. And then continuing to give breast milk only (no cow's milk, formula, etc) for the next 6 months after solids are introduced. I love the bonding feeling I have with my child, although I don't think I'm bonding anymore than I would if I was giving a bottle. Maybe it's just the closeness I feel being part of it? I've never bottle fed more than a bottle here and there, so I can't really compare.
I am a bit of a hypocrite though. Because I find breastfeeding an older toddler totally "gross". Again, it's a personal decision per woman and I'm not judging someone else's decision to do so. I just couldn't. Maybe I was traumatized before I had kids because one of tom's relatives was breastfeeding her almost 3 year old and while I was talking to her, he kept saying "boobie, mommy, boobie!" while he kept unbuttoning her shirt. Okay, to me, that's fucking weird. Asking for it by name? Unbuttoning the shirt? I had to move away from talking with her before he commented on how much he liked her bra.
I guess we all have our opinions on all aspects of everything. I guess I just need to accept that without questioning it.