The Pros And Cons Of Breastfeeding In Public

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Over the previous years, our society as a whole has become very opinionated about what is acceptable and what is not. Things that were once appropriate are now being reconsidered and deemed inappropriate. The media has created controversial conversations by asking questions like "should breastfeeding be allowed in public?" Our society has started discussing and questioning whether or not it is indecent for a woman to breastfeed in public, even if they are completely covered, being discreet, and not disturbing anyone. Now there are special rooms being made in some places, like University’s for example, so women can breastfeed without being seen by anyone. I personally see nothing wrong with women breastfeeding their babies in public, whether …show more content…
Images of breasts are everywhere. If there is no breastfeeding in public, but sexualized images of breasts are shown in public, the youth will grow up thinking that breasts are only sexual. This will make more women think it is not ok to breastfeed and make more men have the attitude of boobs are only for them. The only reason people think breastfeeding needs to be private is because we sexualize breasts. People say it is a natural and beautiful moment between a baby and mother, but it is not allowed to be done in public. How would you feel if your wife or sister was asked to leave because her feeding her child offended someone? In a society that says what we do is our choice and whatever we decide to is ok, why should a woman be told that breastfeeding is not ok? The real purpose of breasts is to feed babies, but our society has turned that around and says breast are only …show more content…
One argument against it could be for religious reasons. For example, the Muslim faith is against women showing their skin in public. Because of their religious beliefs, I could understand why they would be offended by a woman breastfeeding in public, to them it is not something that should be done in public. Another argument could be that some children are not breastfeed and have not been around it. The parents of those children may not want, or be comfortable with, their child being exposed to breastfeeding. That is an understandable reason, but just because they don’t want to see it doesn’t mean a woman should be asked to leave to feed her child. While indecency could be argued, there are many things that are allowed in public that other people may not want their children to see, so why should breastfeeding be treated

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