It’s a tried and true “hot button” issue: Breastfeeding in public. Every few months, some mom is chastised by authorities or bystanders for nursing her child on a bus, or at a sporting event. It’s absolute bullshit.
I subscribe to opinion that a woman should be able to nurse anywhere, anytime. It’s a woman’s right … and, I believe, a preschooler’s right. Not everybody agrees.
One night when I was out to dinner with my parents and my daughter, Madison, I announced that it was time to “milk my baby.” I proceeded to pull down my princess dress so Maddie could “latch on.” (Simultaneously, I enjoyed a nice beverage because, I believe one of the hallmarks of being an awesome mom is the ability to multi-task.)
Jeeze, what a letdown (sorry had to!) you’d think I had just poured an entire bottle of ketchup on the table. (BTW it’s something I have done. Why? Because it was there.)
Anyway, the couple next to us started giggling uncomfortably…which is freakin’ weird. A few judgmental diners even gave my MOM the stinkeye. WTF?! What was I supposed to do?! Cover myself up with a “blanket of shame,” Do they even make nursing covers in size 4T?