😲 “My Husband Thinks Breastfeeding in Public is Classless.”

mother feeding baby in cafe

How do you feel about breastfeeding in public?

While I think most of our readers support a mother’s right to breastfeed in public, there are certainly many mothers who’ll read this article and disagree.

And as you know, we don’t like to judge here – so we’ll open the floor to two perspectives on the matter.

Have a read of the perspectives and share your thoughts in the comments section at the end of the article.

On the One Hand…

First I’ll share a common opinion I get on this matter that’s very supportive of the mother’s right to breastfeed in public. Here’s Jane:

I am writing to you as a mother who believes in the importance of breastfeeding.

It’s a natural and beautiful part of motherhood, and I think it’s important to talk about it openly.

But, there’s a problem I face, and it’s closer to home than I’d like.

My husband thinks breastfeeding in public is classless.

This hurts me deeply.

Breastfeeding is not just a choice; it’s a necessity for many moms. When my baby is hungry, I need to feed them, no matter where we are.

It’s about my baby’s health and happiness.

Many people think like my husband. They see breastfeeding in public as something to hide.

But why?

It’s a natural thing. It’s what breasts are for.

When my baby needs to eat, I should be able to feed them without feeling ashamed or getting dirty looks.

I believe we need to change how we see breastfeeding. It’s not about being classless. It’s about being a good mom.

It’s about making sure our babies are fed and happy.

We need to support moms, not make them feel bad for taking care of their babies.

Breastfeeding should be seen as normal, not something to hide.

Moms need to feel supported, no matter how they choose to feed their babies.

Thank you for listening to my side. It’s time for a change, and I hope we can make it happen together.

On the Other Hand…

Next we’ve got another opinion on the matter, also from a mother’s perspective, who doesn’t feel great about breastfeeding in public.

While I fully support a woman’s right to breastfeed, I personally find that stepping away to a more private space is the best choice for me and, I believe, for many others.

Breastfeeding is an intimate moment between a mother and her child.

For me, it’s a time of quiet bonding that I prefer to share away from the public eye.

I’ve found that excusing myself from the room not only allows me to focus entirely on my baby but also spares me from the potential discomfort of others.

I understand that this view might not be shared by everyone.

Some mothers might feel perfectly comfortable breastfeeding wherever they are, and that’s okay.

For me and many others, finding a quiet, private space is about comfort – our comfort and the comfort of those around us.

This perspective doesn’t come from a place of judgment.

Instead, it’s about personal preference and respecting the diverse comfort levels of everyone involved, including the mother, the child, and the surrounding public.

It’s also about acknowledging that what works for one mother might not work for another.

In an ideal world, there would be ample private, comfortable spaces for mothers to breastfeed wherever they go.

Until then, I believe in making the choice that feels right for me and my baby, even if that means excusing ourselves for a bit.

What are your thoughts? Discuss below!

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