How interesting is this picture?!
I snagged it from this blog that takes a historical look at breastfeeding. It was taken sometime in the late 1930's-40's. I love how the menfolk are just looking on like it's NO BIG DEAL to see a mom nursing a baby. This was before formula was really being used. (It is a relatively new invention after all.)
With W, I realized that many people are uncomfortable when you nurse around them. I find it especially odd that many women are so uncomfortable with it. Maybe that has something to do with the low breastfeeding rate in our country? I know that many moms DO feel very uncomfortable nursing in public. We have no problem flashing skin in any other situation, but a baby nursing with little to no skin exposed? Eek!
I never would intentionally make someone uncomfortable and I practiced nursing discretely but still the reactions from people are priceless.
Apparently women's bodies are only acceptable if "sexy" and an object of lust, but when they are fulfilling their God given purpose us Americans just don't know what to do!
Reminds me of these cartoons: