The Importance Of Breastfeeding In Public

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Breastfeeding was a healthy and beautiful way for mothers to nurse and form a strong bond with their baby. Now the controversy has risen about breastfeeding. Now women breastfeeding in public is one of the many issues that are debated about today. Most people consider breastfeeding should be done in privacy and not in public, and consider it to be public nudity. However, the other side of this issue establishes that breastfeeding is natural and should be done whenever and wherever a mother feels comfortable enough to nurse her baby. Breastfeeding in public should be acceptable because it is beneficial to the mother and child, it is not illegal, beneficial financially, emotionally, and health-wise. Therefore, it should be acceptable for women …show more content…
Breastfeeding in public is legal and is not breaking any laws. Many people especially men have considered breastfeeding in public as indecent exposure. Indecent exposure is the crime of intentionally showing one’s sexual organs in public. I guess when people see women flaunting their breast out in public trying to breast feed their baby, they think of indecent exposure which is illegal. However, most women who do breast feed in public cover up their breast with a blanket, cover, or even their shirt when they are breast feeding. The breast of women is over sexualized. The main purpose of the breast of women is to nurture a baby. If breast were seen less of a sex object, then breasting in public would not be a major …show more content…
Many moms are on the go constantly, and a hungry baby waits for no mom, so nursing in public is beneficial and stress free. Feeding a baby and meeting their needs is not wrong. Some women would rather breastfeed in private and breast pump their milk in bottles when they’re on the go. However, feeding a baby is a lot of work and to determine the baby eating schedule while on the go is time consuming and hard to do, so breastfeeding in public will help ease the mother and

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