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Preschooler Breastfeeds Her Doll in a Restaurant!

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?