For a while now, there has been a debate going on of women breastfeeding in public or posting up photos of them feeding their babies on social media sites. Some people believe that it should be a private thing and that no one needs to see that. On the other hand, some people believe that it is the most natural thing in the world.
For some time, I haven’t had a solid opinion on the topic until today. So, today, I went to the Nigerian Embassy in London to renew my passport. As I was sitting down and waiting for my number to be called, a lady with her little beautiful baby girl came to sit beside me.
From what I could tell, the baby was not more than four months old. She was cute and she was playing around and smiling. At some point, she started crying. Her mum started to soothe her. She tried to give her toys and tried to relax her but the little baby was still crying. It was at this point that the mum realised that her baby was probably hungry so she decided to feed her.
So, she covered herself the best way she could and started to feed her baby as she was sitting there. As I sat there, my mind flashed back to a conversation that Wendy Williams had with Alyssa Milano. Wendy believes that breastfeeding should be private while Alyssa believes that there is absolutely nothing wrong with public breastfeeding. Now, Wendy, I love you but I am going to have to side with Alyssa on this one.
Watching that woman breastfeed her baby, I did not feel uncomfortable in any way. I felt that it was completely natural and there was nothing sexualised about it. Some women prefer to breastfeed their baby in private which is very okay but if a woman decides to breastfeed her baby in public, I see no harm. I think it is a celebration of the greatness that is the woman’s body and I love it. This is my 2 cents.
I would post the Wendy video for you all to see and I would love to hear your thoughts on the subject. Do you think there is anything wrong with public breastfeeding?
The breastfeeding debate starts at 3.45
Photo Source: My Brown Baby