So an Argentine politician, Victoria Donda Perez publicly breastfed her hungry 8 months old daughter while she was attending an Argentine National Congress Meeting and this has sparked up a conversation on public breastfeeding. Now here’s my take:
I don’t have a problem with a mother breastfeeding her baby. As a matter of fact, I believe breastfeeding is the most natural act in the world and babies can get quite fussy and cranky when they’re hungry, sleepy or need a change of diaper but I’m going to ask Victoria Donda Perez and anyone who supports her act one simple question, “If your baby was cranky due to a dirty diaper (poop) while you are at the same function, would you go ahead and change your baby’s diaper in the presence of everyone?”
Let’s be honest, yes, breastfeeding is a natural act but even nature has its own course which is why it doesn’t snow in the desert. So I say If you really cannot change your baby’s poop at the National Congress, what makes you think it is okay to bring out a sensitive part of your body in the presence of a lot of people at such an important gathering because you wanted to feed your baby especially when there are over five different ways you could have done it. I mean there are breastfeeding covers being sold in the market at affordable prices and as an Argentine politician, I am pretty sure she can afford it. I mean look at that picture, there was a bib and washcloth on the table and even her jacket that she could have used to cover up but of course she chose not to.
She could have even acted a little more conservative and breastfed from underneath her blouse so as to use the blouse to cover her breast instead of exposing it the way she did. Above all, nobody would kill or fire her if she left for 10 or 15 minutes to go do the needful. I mean the society is really getting out of hand. And please don’t give me the whole “that’s how our mothers used to do it then”. Because during the time of our mothers, I doubt women were welcomed into Congress and since things have changed for the better, our behavioral pattern need also change.
All I am saying is that if we are going to do things then let us do it right. Don’t get me wrong, no one is saying you should starve your baby but if you are to breastfeed then kindly endeavor to cover up your breasts either with a breastfeeding cover, blanket or even your top. Exposing your parts to the entire world is absolutely WRONG. Simply put, it is not okay to go naked or show sensitive parts of our body just because a baby is involved. So please women, accord yourselves with some respect and cover up your breasts, PLEASE!
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