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Monday, July 30, 2007You might remember my post back in May about a Dear Abby column that discussed a new mom breastfeeding in front of guests.
This past week, Dear Abby published reader responses and I was pleased to see that every last one of them was supportive of the mother. (It pained me to see so many focused on using burp cloths or blankets to be "discreet" but it's a start.)
The best response came froma woman in Hurricane, Utah.
DEAR ABBY: After I had my baby, my doctor came into my hospital room and asked if I was planning on nursing my baby. I said I was. He could see my roommate was listening to our conversation, so he asked her if she, too, was planning on nursing. She said no! My doctor, who was known for his frankness, said: "What do you think those breasts are for -- sweaters? Nursing is the best way to go! The milk is always warm, and it comes in cute containers!"
I love the "cute containers" comment. That's just priceless.
Labels: Nursing in Public