Such a provocative title, but I assure you it’s nothing political. Just some thoughts I had on how uncomfortable this makes me and many others.
I breastfed with my daughter and when in the privacy of my own home I was all out with them, I could never imagine doing that outside of my home. I always covered my daughters face or went somewhere private. I definitely applaud those women who don’t give a damn if anyone sees and will pop one of her puppies out.
When I see that I can’t help but look! I don’t gawk like a hawk, but it’s a bit uncomfortable for me because it’s your boob and a bit of the areola is peeking through. We women can just sit there with a garbage bag, but if just a bit from the top of your boob shows you will get stare upon stare.
Women are beautiful and of course there are those times where you can see a beautiful woman and appreciate them. You start to examine her; makeup, eyes, lips, hair, outfit, butt and yes even boobs. I’m not into women in that way, but we are all built in amazing ways we can’t help, but look at another gorgeous woman.
We can look at a woman breastfeeding and not think anything dirty or perverse, but that does not go for many. Many people out there think about sex constantly and they won’t think just because a child is hanging on your boob that it’s not sexy. Who knows what they’re thinking!
I think that’s why it’s uncomfortable for most people. We see a body part that’s not necessarily suppose to be all out there and we start thinking sex. We aren’t as comfortable or out there with certain body parts being exposed like other countries so it’s a shocker for most of us.
Breastfeeding in public has become such a hot topic for most people it’s crazy if you think about it. I say go for it if you must, but I don’t see such a big deal with covering up either. Catch 22? Before I get any hate comments, remember I did not say it was wrong just makes me uncomfortable…