Grossed outFor others, seeing a baby suckling its mother is nothing short of disgusting. As mother of one Mariesa said, "It absolutely disgusts me. Creeps me out. Ick!"
Other moms agree. "This is a matter of survival. An infant needs to eat, a lot. Most every 3 hours (and that's from start time to start time, not from the end of one feeding to the beginning of another) some more often than that. If they are going through a growth spurt maybe every 2 hours or less. What is a mother supposed to do? Never leave the house? Not travel to visit grandparents who may live across the country, can't grocery shop, can't visit friends, can't get out of the house even if it's just to go to the mall?" said Sarah Russo, mom of one.
And as some moms pointed out, the United States is a free country. "So breastfeeding moms make some people uncomfortable? Too bad! I don't particularly enjoy seeing people pick their noses, scream at their kids, make out in public, wear too-small clothes, plaster their political beliefs all over their bodies/cars/lawns. But I'm still damned glad I live in a free country," says Jenna McCarthy, author of The Parent Trip and mom to two daughters.
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