I am so glad that National Breastfeeding Month is the same month as my birthday. I've been totally busy and consumed with my house, but I feel its so important to normalize breast feeding in the United States. First of all, breastfeeding is a right that some are denied. Here in the US many think its strange...."Why um, you know they make formula right?!" And many many moms have to work and its not possible for them to breastfeed because they don't have the privacy nor storage facilities to breastfeed. That is why I feel its important to help normalize it instead of sexualize it. In many other parts of the world, they have breastfeeding rooms in restaurants or stores, I've never seen them in the U.S. Its sad, its something that should be looked at as beautiful and natural and should be mainstream. Work places need to provide women with the right atmosphere to be able to pump or breastfeed their children. We as women need to make this happen, we need to unite and support mothers who choose to breastfeed. So many don't because they think its not possible or its too difficult to do and work at the same time, and it just might be fore them. But we need to stand up and voice our concerns.
|Baby B, 8 months old and still exclusively breastfed, (outside of solids)|
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