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Breastfeeding in public is offensive – see for yourself! May 10, 2011


The Analytical Armadillo posted this last year… source unknown…
I’m thankful for not having boobs thrown in my face all the time by offensive and indecent breastfeeding mothers like the ones below:
Wait…Well, this is a bad example. Let’s try again.
Hmm…Just a minute. I’m sure I can find better ones than these…

Eh, still not offensive enough. I’ll check one more time.


That is better. LOOK AT THAT! I see about a half inch of boob. DISGUSTING.

UGH. Look at that indecency! She must be from some third world country to be exposed like that!
Now that’s just…There are no words to descripe how inappropriate that is. Something needs to be done!
But why stop at breasfeeding women? There are boobs everywhere.Beware! If you thought the above photos were offensive, youWILL DEFINITELY be offended by the photos below.
Not this one, though. This one was in plain view on news stands and in mail boxes in 19 countries world wide!
Not this one, either. This one actually won an award!
Oh, and I guess this one is fine too. Everyone knows you can’t sell jeans without someone being topless.
Or beer, for that matter.
Or sunglasses.
Or movie tickets.
Or CDs…
You know what? Maybe I’m crazy, but I think that someone mixed up some photos here. The first batch are offensive, but the second batch are just fine and dandy???
People who live in glass bras:
Shouldn’t throw stones:
If you think women have the right to breastfeed their children no matter where they are, please repost this…comment vote it popular whatever . Support breastfed babies and their right to eat in public!
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Breastfed babies are better behaved


Here’s the clip that was on BBC radio 4 this morning.  A study involving 10 000 mothers and there babies was conducted by Oxford University. 6 percent of  breastfed babies compared to 16% of formula fed babies developed behavioral problems.

My first thought was that this was probably as much due to social/cultural conditions…for example, older and more wealthy mums tend to breastfeed and tend to be more educated as to what is best for babies, therefore the behavioral problems may be much more to do with social conditions than breastfeeding. According to the study these factors have all been taken into account and adjusted for, and the only reasons they can think of for the difference in behaviour is either something in breastmilk that formula doesn’t have (duh!) or the closeness breastfeeding provides (duh!)

So along with all the other health benefits we already know, is this. Obviously this is not to make those who cannot breastfeed feel guilty. But bear in mind, with the right support and perseverance the majority of women can overcome breastfeeding problems. Failing that there are milk banks available for premature babies, and now there is the fantastic FB group “Eats On Feets” , a site where you can donate and receive breastmilk, which gives those who can’t breastfeed an opportunity to still do the best for their babes.

Interesting! What are your thoughts?

 

 
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