Moms Talk: Breastfeeding in Public
Nursing Moms: Do you feel comfortable breastfeeding in public? Everyone Else: How do you feel seeing someone breastfeed in public?
Breastfeeding is one of those things that happens regularly, but few people, other than maybe nursing moms, really want to talk about it and some people don’t want to see it.
The U.S. Surgeon General says breast milk is the best source of nutrition for babies.
So does the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Dietetic Association and plenty of other public health groups.
In Pennsylvania, women have the legal right to breastfeed in public. But just because it's state law doesn't mean that all businesses uphold the law, as any nursing mother who has been asked to go to the bathroom knows.
Doylestown Borough Council, this week discussed drafting an ordinance that would make it illegal for Doylestown businesses to infringe on a woman's right to breastfeed.
Is an ordinance like that necessary when it is already a state law? As a nursing mother do you feel comfortable nursing in public? As a non-nursing mother, do you feel comfortable when you see someone nursing in public?
Moms know, and I can say from my own personal experience, that it’s hard to have a small baby and leave your home to do anything since the baby needs to be fed every two to three hours and therefore, you end up outside your home with a hungry baby.