Essay on Is Public Nursing A Controversial Issue?

1194 Words May 20th, 2016 5 Pages
Peace, Love, and Breastfeeding.
When it comes to breastfeeding in public, mothers are always told to cover-up, to leave the premises to an area where they cannot be seen, or heard away from the rest of the public. Why is public nursing such a controversial issue in today’s society? Society has developed a overly sexualized view of breast that it has become a big issue when mothers make the decision to breastfeed their child in public. In most cases, mothers are even openly asked and sometimes forced to breastfeed in a public bathroom. Is breast milk best served on the toilet? Absolutely not. Although, public breastfeeding means anyone can see, including pedophiles, nymphomaniacs, satyriasis, children and families; women should be allowed to breastfeed when and where they need to because it is their personal and natural choice. Breastfeeding also helps the infant’s optimal growth, since breast milk contains nutrients vital for a healthy growth, yet mothers are expected to breastfeed and not bottle-feed their infants, which can turn out to be very costly.
A mother from Oregon was shopping at a Marshall’s and she was denied the right to breastfeed in a dressing room and was then directed to a public bathroom to breastfeed her child. When entering a public restroom, people tend to avoid touching as much as possible, by covering the seat with toilet paper before sitting down, washing their hands thoroughly, and using paper towels when opening the door. Could you imagine sitting…

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