You’re making women uncomfortable. Yes, you! When you get on the internet and spout off about how it isn’t so hard to just “cover up” and “nobody wants to see that”.
Well, Excuuuuuuse me! (Insert Tobias Funke)
I was just trying to feed my baby. Do I want to watch YOU eat? No, not really. Do you know what I do in that situation? I don’t watch.
It’s amazing that you can watch a cow be milked, and even drink the milk from a cow by the gallon, and think nothing of it. The cheese you eat, the yogurt in your parfait, the whipped cream on your coffee- really, it’s all breast milk.
The facts are clear: Breast milk is the best milk. It is FORMULATED for humans. In fact, you cannot donate breast milk if your baby is over a year. Why? Because your breast milk is different, it changes as your child grows to offer your child what they need at every stage of life. Many women choose not to breastfeed, or cannot, and that is okay. The reason should not be because they feel alienated from society.
The WHO reccomends breastfeeding for AT LEAST 6 months, and for the best start for your child, two years.
People will say “if they are old enough to ask for it, they are too old”. Let us apply that same logic to everything else, see how that works out.
There are tits all over the place, popping out of shirts, on ads, all over. Yet, you are personally offended by one of the coolest things ever?
Inside a woman an egg can be fertilized, implant on her uterine wall, grow from a zygote into a fully formed child (5-10lbs roughly) in nine months INSIDE OF HER BODY, then her hips stretch wide to give life to the child, and then… then she can feed her offspring with her body.
And what would you do? A woman who gives and sustains life, what gift do you give her? You cannot even love her. She feeds her child in the same place you eat, and you hate her for it, shun her for it, and make her feel dirty for it. You decide her child is “too old for it” and tell her she is perverse.
Take 5 min of your day and google how much breastfeeding reduces the risk of many cancers in BOTH mother and child. Just that alone is truly amazing.
Quit making breasts shameful.
Why is a woman feeding a baby a mixture of powder and water cute, but feeding a child the way nature intended is something to throw a blanket over? Taste formula, tell me how it works out for you.
Actually, breast is not always best. I’ve had an Aunt who’s breastmilk wasn’t nutritious enough, and it extremely affected my cousin’s because she refused to formula-feed. However, my neice was bottle-fed and is perfectly healthy. You should NEVER shame a woman for bottle-feeding, also, if you’re complaining about breast-feeding shaming. Formula is very much needed for many women, and no women should be forced to have anything suck on their breasts, even if it is a baby. Also, let’s face it, toddlers need more nutrition than breast milk. They need actual fruits and vegetables. It is unacceptable to deny your child that nutrition. They have to grow up sometime.
Not only that, but why is it that a woman can only show her breasts in public when feeding an infant? I find that to be extremely sexist, that only when a women procreates can earn the same privilege as men. I should not have to subject myself to having children (or, “being put in my place”) to air my breasts in public.
You give absolutely no sources, when the proof is entirely on you. You’re the one making the claims, back them up.
Basically, stop shaming women for making the choice to not breast-feed. It is not your child, nor your body. My boobs, my choice.
…… Did you just ACTUALLY say “toddlers need more than breast milk…. you have to let them grow up sometime.”
Like…. you legitamately believe that she is ONLY feeding her child breast milk. Because mother’s that use formula don’t start feeding their children solid foods before they are bottle weened? Because a two year old isn’t going to VERBALLY ask to try what you’re eating?
No where in this post did Lyzz try to shame women who bottle feed. In fact she very SPECIFICALLY said if you chose not to, or can’t that’s perfectly OK.
Lyzz has faced shaming the whole of her child’s life because she breast feeds. Her point was asking people to show her and other mothers the same respect bottle feeding mothers get. Such as the ability to feed her child in public without facing ridicule and disgust. Feeding her child without the phrase “she’s too old!” Thrown in her face. Because contrary to American belief the average age of weening world wide is nearly 5 years old. There is absolutely nothing wrong, or unnatural about “prolonged” breast feeding, yet Lyzz gets sided eyed by people if she has the audacity to mention it! If she is out and about and Annabelle is hungry, Lyzz offers her alternatives to milk, but there is just SOME instances that her child refuses anything but, and Lyzz should be able to put the needs and wants of her child in front of the comfort level of total strangers. Period.
You jumped to a fuck ton of conclusions none of which Lyzz even began to even imply in her original post. Most of the time, breast milk is what is best for your child’s development. Sometimes women cannot breast feed. That’s OK. Sometimes women decide not to breast feed, that’s OK TOO. Lyzz was simply trying to say, that she is a breast feeding mother, and she wants people to understanding and accept her decisions TOO.