Breast Feeding in Public

As many breast-feeding mothers know it has become a huge ordeal about mothers breast-feeding in public. Many people have this thought in their mind that all BF mothers just pull our their breast in full exposure to feed their hungry baby, thinking that we all run around with our breast out for the entire world to see, while others think that we should feed our babies elsewhere in such places as the bathroom.
I want to break it to this world of people that not all breast feeding mothers pull out their breast, I have breast feed in public 1000's of times with both children & never once has my breast been exposed, in fact I had people ask if I fed in public because they never knew that more than likely while I was standing in a store speaking to them,  my child was eating. Today's breast-feeding friendly wraps have created a whole new way of feeding your child while out & having no one notice.
My baby has dined away in a Moby wrap, a baby hawk, snuggled under a blanket or under the Hooter Hider.  My child will Never eat in a bathroom! Where has your baby dined in public? Share your ways of hiding your hooters.
Dr. Seuss for Nursing Moms

Would you nurse her in the park?
Would you nurse him in the dark?
Would you nurse him with a Boppy?

And when your boobs are feeling floppy?

I would nurse him in the park,
I would nurse her in the dark.
I’d nurse with or without a Boppy.
Floppy boobs will never stop me.

Can you nurse with your seat belt on?
Can you nurse from dusk till dawn?
Though she may pinch me, bite me, pull,
I will nurse her `till she’s full!

Can you nurse and make some soup?
Can you nurse and feed the group?
It makes her healthy strong and smart,
Mommy’s milk is the best start!

Would you nurse him at the game?
Would you nurse her in the rain?
In front of those who dare complain?
I would nurse him at the game.
I would nurse her in the rain.

As for those who protest lactation,
I have the perfect explanation.
Mommy’s milk is tailor made
It’s the perfect food, you need no aid.

Some may scoff and some may wriggle,
Avert their eyes or even giggle.
To those who can be cruel and rude,
Remind them breast’s the perfect food!

I would never scoff or giggle,
Roll my eyes or even wiggle!
I would not be so crass or crude,
I KNOW that this milk’s the perfect food!

We make the amount we need
The perfect temp for every feed.
There’s no compare to milk from breast-
The perfect food, above the rest.

Those sweet nursing smiles are oh so sweet,
Mommy’s milk is such a treat.
Human milk just can’t be beat.

I will nurse, in any case,
On the street or in your face.
I will not let my baby cry,
I’ll meet her needs, I’ll always try.
It’s not about what’s good for you,
It’s best for babies, through and through.

I will nurse her in my home,
I will nurse her when I roam.
Leave me be lads and ma’am.
I will nurse her, Mom I am.

Alyssa Waters


Melissa Baker said...

Well said, I nursed in public too.. I didn't see it as a big deal but others did. Too bad for them hey!! If they dont like it - there is a thing called walking away!! DAH!

Erica Ardali said...

I didn't nurse my boys, but I think that it is as natural as breathing. I don't know why ppl have an issue with it...

Julieann R said...

Love the rhyme/poem. I always breastfed in public, and like you, never once did I just whip it out for the world to see. Some people have manners and decency and respect for others.

Irish Italian Blessings said...

I did it too!! Love the Dr. Seuss poem :)

Tracy Thomas said...

Formula didn't even come out until the late 50's/early 60's!! How do people think we evolved?! If a mother didn't have milk, other women breast fed your baby for you! It is the most healthy & natural thing for a baby. The babies get so many nutrients and immune system properties from breast milk! Great post! ;)

Water Rolls Uphill said...

Always nursed in public, did my best to be discreet.

Minta's Creations said...

Love the poem! also love your blogs name...I did it too.

Dusty (To the Moon and Back) said...

Preach it! I have nursed three children and am still nursing my 27 month old and have never been indiscreet. I <3 that poem! Did you write it? I'd love to share it!

Rondi said...

Love the Poem!!