17 different women, 36 crazy children, 0 babies in utero
Adventures, Advice and Questions from a group of Mormon women who met in Queens, NY and have now scattered all over the place.
Sunday, July 23, 2006
You've breastfed WHERE?
BabyTalk Magazine's most recent cover is a baby and a booby. I was really surprised by this choice, but think it is very cool and very bold of them. The whole issue has a lot of articles and tidbits about breastfeeding, and it brought back images of me breastfeeding about the town.
I said I would never do it on the subway, but alas I have, twice. And since it wasn't very crowded, it wasn't THAT big of a deal. I just covered myself with a blanket, placed the stroller directly in front of me, and did not make eye contact. I was not given a hard time. It wasn't like the lady that was just pulling up her shirt and letting her larger child go on and off the breast repeatedly, every time, totally exposing her breast. I had a difficult time keeping my jaw closed and eyes averted for that one, like a really bad car wreck.
And here is the list of other places that I have nursed that maybe some would be shocked to hear about: On a bench at Central Park, at Jones Beach (that was so easy and convenient with my swimsuit...just pop that booby right out), on a plane (sorry Barbara Walters), (nurse-in protesting Babs pictured above), in Borders bookstore, in the chapel at church during Sacrament Meeting (after a while that mother's room just reeks of poopy diapers), at a restaurant during a busy lunch hour, and at the movies.
Zinone likes hooter hiders for her public breastfeeding, but I pretty much don't care. I have never breastfed on top of the Empire State Building like Krista, but I was asked to the prom up there...does that count? Now I sort of want to have another baby so that I can breastfeed up there....what a great idea! Anyone else want to confess to their breastfeeding adventures?