These are some of the insidious ways that we, as society, disempower parents and ultimately discourage the best way to feed a baby for the first six months of its life, and beyond.
You may think: “It’s not my baby, it’s not my problem”; or “I am so uncomfortable, I have a right not to have a breastfeeding mom near me.”
You’d be wrong on both accounts. We all have a moral obligation to foster the care for our most vulnerable - children; as well as a vested interest in them turning into healthy, well-adjusted, contributing citizens.
Also, breastfeeding wherever, whenever a baby gets hungry is perfectly legal. Shaming moms into desperately breastfeeding their babies, or expressing breast-milk, in cold toilet cubicles and cramped cars in parking lots is the problem.