Should Breastfeeding Should Be Allowed In Public Essay

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Should Breastfeeding Be Allowed in Public? “In a society that's riddled with contradictions about what is appropriate, it's not surprising that some women are unsure of how to handle certain aspects of their social lives as breastfeeding mothers.” Says Michaelene Gerster Trocola in La Leche League’s article Breastfeeding in Public. For many years, breastfeeding mothers in public have been a controversial topic. I believe there should be no question to whether or not nursing in public should be allowed as that is the mother’s right and it provides the child what they need to survive. Nursing provides many benefits to a baby’s health at birth, and in the long-run. Womenshealth.gov explains that colostrum is the first milk that is made just after birth. This milk is known as “liquid gold” as it provides antibiotics and nutrients to prevent the baby from…show more content…
However, this can be seen as a double-standard to many. When it comes to breasts in today's media, most of the time, they are used as a form of entertainment. This can include movies, television, music, and especially pornography. An example of this is when Victoria’s Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel posted a picture online of her breastfeeding her son, with the caption on the photo including “I have been made to feel the need to cover up and somewhat shy to feed my baby in public places but strangely feel nothing for the topless editorials I've done in the name of art..? The world has been desensitized to the sexualization of the breast and to violence on tv...why should it be different when it comes to breastfeeding? Breastfeeding is not sexual it's natural-” Swanepoel uses the same argument that in society, breasts are completely sexulaized but once they are used for something natural, opinions are dramatically changed. While breastfeeding does expose some skin, it is nothing new to what is in today's media and

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