”I wouldn’t want to eat with a blanket on my head! How would I be able to breathe?!’ EXACTLY honey. If an 8 year old can understand that, so can an adult.’

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“I was proud to go to a ‘nurse-in’ at a restaurant today. I was even more proud that my 8-year-old daughter couldn’t comprehend why anyone would ask a woman to cover up or leave while feeding her baby (#proudmommoment). She said ‘I wouldn’t want to eat with a blanket on my head! How would I be able to breathe?!’ EXACTLY honey. If an 8-year-old can understand that, so can an adult. I’m proud to be raising a mini-activist.

But seriously people. It’s 2018. We shouldn’t even have to do ‘nurse-ins’ or fight for our right to feed our babies in public. It is absurd to me that people still don’t “get it”. Boobs are for babies. If you don’t like to see boobs feeding babies, I will gladly provide you with a blanket to put over your head.

Where’s the ‘outrage’ for billboard sized pictures of half-naked women?? Those women are celebrated, while mothers feeding their babies are ‘shamed’. Those women are viewed as ‘beautiful and confident’. You know what’s also beautiful? A woman sacrificing her body and her comfort to breastfeed her baby.

Breastfeeding is freaking hard guys. Sometimes it’s torture. Sometimes it means sleepless nights, bleeding nipples, cracked skin, aching blocked ducts, breast infections, etc. But in the end- it is SO WORTH IT. So next time you see a breastfeeding mother, I challenge you to buy her a drink, or offer her a comfortable place to sit, or simply tell her how great she’s doing.

Something is very wrong with a society that views the picture behind me as beautiful, but me feeding my baby as disgusting.”

Rebecca Marie

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