Monday, February 10, 2014

I've got to stop hiding my nursing baby...

via NBCBayarea.com
Every Sunday I play the piano for the children at our church. Last Sunday, my 1yr old baby couldn't wait for the end of Sunday School to eat (can you believe her?) so I discreetly sat at the back of the room and nursed her. She was immediately quiet and content, and no one seemed to notice or care- except my SON! My 8 yr old son turned around and saw me feeding his sister and immediately gave me a look-to-kill; actually the look along with the pointing of his finger towards the door said something more like this: "Mom! It's not OK to feed our baby in public! Go to the mother's room! Your embarrassing me!"

via thederangedhousewifeonline.blogspot.com
Usually I do go to the mother's room while at church- simply because I enjoy the peace and quiet of a soft lounge chair while nursing and the privacy to pull my entire dress up (when necessary), and not have my other four kids climbing on us at the same time. But that day I was wearing a nursing friendly outfit and frankly I didn't feel like walking to the other side of the building to sit in a freezing cold nursing room and then try to race back to make it back in time to play the piano for the next segment. Not that I need to justify myself. :)

via telegraph.co.uk






But my son, who has grown up in a house where breastfeeding, pumping, discussions about birth etc are all normal facts of life still carries the baggage of a culture with a double standard, where women who nurse their babies in public are considered lewd and images that portray sexy women are considered appropriate. I've realized that going to the nursing room to nurse my baby is sending the wrong message to my son. In fact, covering up while nursing my baby in public is sending the wrong message to my son. There is nothing lewd going on, and therefore no reason to cover up or go to a private room (although there is a lot to be said for peace and quiet!)

via huffingtonpost.com
I'm no longer going to allow the double standard adopted by those around me to dictate where I feed my baby. I really appreciate Pope Francis encouraging mothers to nurse in the Sistine Chapel and campaigns that encourage mothers to nurse in public (like this one recently circulated on buzzfeed). Someday we will look back and laugh that such a campaign was ever needed, but until then, for my son's sake, I've got to stop hiding my nursing baby.




(sorry for the lewd picture- but it just says it all)










4 comments:

  1. Am Dr Eka. I specialise in helping people with their problems such as.
    1 bringing back your lost or scam money.
    2 spell to improve your businesses.
    3 spell to bring back your ex-lover( bring back your husband/wife/boyfriend/girlfriend)
    4 spell for business protection from colleague.
    5 spell to prevent witchcraft from your life and that of your family.
    6 spell to prevent you from accident during your business journey.
    I also specialise in providing solutions in any of this spiritual gynaecology diseases affect human existence such as:
    1 fibroid
    2 weakness of man organ
    3 infections of all kind
    4 blockage from the fallopian tube
    5 cyst. From the ovaries
    6 unpleasant smell from the virgina
    7 irregular menstration, menopause
    8 infertility for easy Conception. (No more adoption, with Dr Eka your problem will solve and you will have your child with ease.
    Contact us at (dreka14demons@gmail.com) your solution home!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hello everyone I was in a stable relationship and well paid job for three years then suddenly my lover broke up with me without any explanation. I was devastated, confused and heartbroken, at the pick of giving up when my friend told me about a spell caster on the internet who helps people get back their lover within two days. At first I laughed it off without giving it much thought then I checked online myself and saw testimonies of people who the same spell caster Dr. Dumi has helped then I decided to contact him through is Email:spells@supernaturalpowers.co.za Call +27633647906 Now my lover is back to my life. I am just so happy now and thanks to Dr. Dumi thank you so much for your help. Advice for those who might also want help should contact him because i don't believe in any other spell casters but am assuring you is only Dr. Dumi that can help you solve that problem you are facing right now.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I GIVE ALL THANKS TO DR WILLIAMS WITH HIS HERBAL PORTION I WAS COMPLETELY CURED FROM FIBROID
    I can’t believe this. A great testimony that i must share to all fibroid patient in the world. i never believed that their could be any complete cure for fibroid with out going for surgery ,i saw people’s testimony on blog sites and Facebook page of how Dr Williams prepare herbal cure for different king of disease,and with the help of his herb they where able to shrink there fibroid naturally. i had to try it too and you can,t believe that in just few weeks i started using it all my pains stop gradually . Right now i want to tell you all that i just give birth to a baby boy last month,and on thin now i have not had any pain, and i have just went for text last week and the doctor confirmed that there is no trace of any fibroid in my system . Glory be to God for leading me to this great Dr Williams I am so happy as i am sharing this testimony. My advice to you all who thinks that their is no herbal cure for fibroid that is Not true ,just contact him and get cure from his email drwilliams098765@gmail.com and you will be free and free forever, Try it and you will not regret it because it truly works. i hope to see your testimony soon.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Magnificent delineated data. I thank you about that. Undoubtedly it will be exceptionally helpful for my future ventures. Might want to see some different posts on the same subject! rosewood nursing home

    ReplyDelete