Raise your hand if you’ve never seen a boob. Of course you have. Boobs are awesome. Kasey Kahne, some NASCAR guy, saw a boob the other day and it grossed him out. I don’t begrudge Kasey for being grossed out. I pity him for his ignorance, and I cannot believe that this is still an issue.
I don’t like to play hard opinions often, but I will now. Feeding a baby in the best way for the first year of their lives includes breastfeeding. Breastfeeding mothers go out in public. Breastfeeding occurs in public, mostly hidden under a blanket. But if a mother does not have access to a blanket, or if she simply chooses to not cover, GET OVER IT. It’s a boob. You’ve seen them before, and you will see them again. And in this case, it’s not because a mother is starving for attention or would like to turn you on. She’s feeding a baby. If there were no taboos attached to breastfeeding, this supposed attention whoring would hardly be possible.
I breast fed The Max for a year. It was awesome. It’s free food, better food. When I brought Lucy home from the hospital I figured I’d better cover her up when Max was in the room, because I did not want to make him uncomfortable, seeing his mom’s boob and all. That lasted about two feedings. Baby’s get hot and sweaty and uncomfortable under a blanket for twenty minute stretches while you are feeding. Max got over it within a day. I hope being around when Lucy breast feeds will lead to him being comfortable when he sees another mother breast feed in public someday. It’s completely normal. It always has been completely normal.
If you have a problem with public breastfeeding, you are wrong. Very few things are black and white in this world. There is no gray area here though, get over it.