Breastfeeding Should Be Allowed In Schools Essay

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Breastfeeding is a basic necessity in the diet for newborn children to provide them with appropriate nutrients. However, breastfeeding in public is sometimes looked down upon or sexualized. To create awareness for breastfeeding shaming Johnathan Wenske and Kris Haro created an image, “When Nurture Calls”, that provides a view of what it 's like having to resort to breastfeeding in a public bathroom stall.

In this image they capture three different young women sitting on a toilet in public bathrooms breastfeeding their babies. The restrooms that the mothers are in appear dark, grungy and resemble a cage or jail cell. At the bottom of the picture it asks “Would you eat here?”, in an attempt to get the viewer to put themselves in their position (Wenske). Getting people to put themselves in the mother and child’s positions allows the viewer to gain a new perspective. Most people would agree that eating in a public restroom is disgusting and would never consume
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These major bacterias include “streptococcus, staphylococcus, E. coli and Shigella bacteria, hepatitis A virus, the common cold virus, and various sexually transmitted organisms” (What Can 1). Although many people are not affected or receive any of these organisms from public restrooms because of how strong of an immune system they have. Unfortunately, it does take time to build up an immunity to illnesses so many babies do not yet have a strong enough immune system and are more likely to contract the common bacterias found in the bathrooms. “Immunity in newborn babies is only temporary and starts to decrease after the first few weeks or months. Breast milk also contains antibodies, which means that babies who are breastfed have passive immunity for longer” (How Long

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