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What are your thoughts about women breastfeeding openly in public places?   

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Mathews James
@Mathews · Posted 11 Oct. 2021


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Osheen Sharma 
@Osheen.Sharma · Posted 13 Oct. 2021

It is none of my business, for starters. If a person needs to feed their child, and it happens in public, then that is their choice. I've heard people suggest that women hide and feed their kids, but where exactly would one 'hide' in a public space? We have sexualized women and their bodies so much that the idea of breasts has become taboo despite being pretty standard for human beings. 

As I type this answer, I can already hear a distant mob of people talking about how it should be okay to show their genitals in public. I get where they get this idea, but it is essential to remember that breasts are not external genitalia. They're secondary sexual characteristics, and almost everyone has them. I understand how some people might be uncomfortable with seeing a woman breastfeeding in public, and Pritika has offered a brilliant solution to that in her answer. I will echo the same and say that if you're uncomfortable, don't look. Some women might be uncomfortable breastfeeding in public, and they can choose not to do it. We cannot and should not try to police people's bodies for no good reason.


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Ryan M
@RyanM · Posted 13 Oct. 2021

I don't care honestly. Babies gotta eat as well, and honestly it doesn't bother me. It's not like I haven't seen it already. I have family who has breast fed, so it's really nothing to fuss about imo. I could see that some people aren't into seeing it, but oh well. Most mom's will cover up when feeding anyway, so why do so many fuss? I feel it's rather rare that a mom just pulls out a breast and starts feeding. Some I'm sure do, but I believe most cover up while they feed. 

But even if they don't, I don't think it should be a problem. If you don't like it, go somewhere else. 


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Pritika Thakur 
@pritika98 · Posted 13 Oct. 2021

I believe it is perfectly ok. They must look after their baby and should be allowed to nurse them wherever they are at ease. It's simply a matter of feeding the baby when they are hungry. People who are uncomfortable with this should simply stop looking. The mother is doing her job in feeding her infant, whose only source of nutrition at that age is breast milk. The goal is to desexualize women's breasts and normalise something that is innate, natural, and serves the breasts' function.


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