I wish women could breastfeed in public without being judged and look down on. It’s a natural thing. Even though the law deems it okay almost everywhere, mothers are still made to feel like they are in the wrong. The United States has various laws concerning breastfeeding in public.
In summation, 49 of the 50 states allow moms to breastfeed in public. There are state-specific laws that deal with exemption from “public indecency.”
I believe breastfeeding in public is such a problem nowadays because the higher overarching issue lies within the fact that breastfeeding in public has become a sexualized part of motherhood. (They’re making it seem like moms are trying to be sexy or something).
Over time, the definition of this side of motherhood has been sexually distorted and this makes people uncomfortable.
To some, breastfeeding in public is on the same level as having sex in public, urinating in public, or public indecency.
The general public has somehow arrived at the fact that breastfeeding in public is offensive. They’ve developed an opinion that moms are “trying” to show off their boobs to the world.
It’s like the breast is only meant to turn someone on and beyond that, serves no purpose.
Newsflash: Breastfeeding is NOT meant to be a turn-on. It’s just a mother feeding her baby with sustenance and nutrition. Nothing more.