Monday, October 08, 2007
Breastfeeding, why all the negativity?
Breastfeeding is such a natural and beautiful thing, yet alot of people in today's society criticise women for doing it. Popular websites such as Facebook and Myspace ban breastfeeding picture, resturaunts try and make women feel uncomfortable for feeding their children and everyday people degrade and puplicly scorn women who decided to feed their child in public. Why?
Breastfeeding is the best source of nutrition for babies. It has the most nutrients, it contains antibodies and immunity boosts, it is a natural sedative and laxative. Breastmilk adapts and changes to fit the child's needs. It adjusts for the child. Can formula do that?
Nursing in public is a right. Why do people want to take it away? Breasts are not made to be sexual objects. We are mammals, and mammals nurse their young. So why do humans feel the need to say it is "gross"? That is something I will never understand. We have to feed our children! If you do not like it do not look! Why should our child have to suffer to make you happy!
On October 10th there will be a Virtual Breast Fest. It will be a time for every women out their to get up and speak out against facebook and society. Women will be nursing live, with uploaded videos, and blogs. Women around the US and hopefully the world will let everyone know that the descrimination against nursing moms will not be tolerated! This link is to the video montage for breastfest! http://http://youtube.com/watch?v=8eSdQQpJh7U