Breastfeeding Should Be Allowed In Public Essay

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Today in our society women deal with a very controversial topic, breastfeeding in public. Many women already struggle enough with breastfeeding and now they also have to listen to the criticism of breastfeeding in public places. Breastfeeding should be allowed in public places because it makes it much easier for a mother, it is vital for the baby’s nutrition and health. There are many logistical, human rights, and financial reasons why it is okay to nurse. For example, you wouldn 't have to worry about buying bottles, and breast pumps that are not necessary. For logistical reasons babies can get nipple confusion as well. The baby also has the right to be nursed in a clean and sanitary place, hence not the dirty restrooms. I believe …show more content…
Imagine eating under a blanket yourself that just isn 't normal, babies will often push off the blanket I mean I can guess they don’t like feeding under a blanket where it’s hot and sweaty. Some women believe nursing around other people is offensive to young children and inappropriate. Yet, in restaurants for example hooters show way much more of their breast than some mothers who nurse! I also feel that if other people do not feel comfortable than they can mind their own business and walk away or go somewhere else, as simple as that. Many people will ask why don 't women just pump their milk into bottles and take it with you when your going out to stores, the mall, pool, etc.? Well that isn 't so easy because it just takes up too much time to pump and money. Second you have to clean and sterilize the baby bottles which is another hassle you can add on to the never ending list of things to do for your baby. Lastly, another thing I would like to point out is that there is an even bigger problem in this idea with bottles, which is nipple confusion. This happens when you give your baby a bottle at a very early age. According to the article Dr. Sears wrote he stated, "Baby tries to use the bottle-feeding technique on the breast and has difficulty latching-on and sucking. Baby gets very frustrated, and so does mother.

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