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Breastfeeding in Public Is No Matter Of Shame!

Prisha Lalwani    3 min read  Save as PDF
Breastfeeding in Public Is No Matter Of Shame!

If you watched the movie ‘Bahubali’ in theatres last year, you must remember the phenomenal breastfeeding sequence where Sivagamini is breastfeeding her babies in tandem. If you have seen it, you must also remember that the audience, including women, got uncomfortable during that phase – everyone went, ‘Oh my God, what did I just see!’.

Everyone in the theatre avoided looking at their friends and behaved like that toddler who has been caught doing something wrong. It’s awkward, we may agree, but the question we are asking is. Why should it be? What is so wrong about a mother attending to her hungry child?

But change, as they say begins at home. So we as mothers, need to change how we treat breastfeeding in public places and then help others change how they look at it too. Instead of getting uncomfortable ourselves and making others uncomfortable, we need to handle it with care and confidence.

Let’s look at these super simple tips on how to handle breastfeeding in public...

 

 

Breastfeeding is your child’s right. Those are your breasts, your baby and your rights! You don’t need anyone’s ‘permission’ for breastfeeding. So stop feeling awkward and ashamed of the act.

 

 

No, it is not! It’s nothing close to being blasphemous!

 

 

You have to get over the stigma and your own embarrassment and the constant feeling of ‘people are staring at me’

 

 

Because no one and NO One deserves to eat their meals in a stinky place like the toilet

 

 

Or under conditions that make feeding as well as breathing a misery! No one deserves to feed while suffocating under a cover.

 

 

Be there for them, every minute and every time, irrespective of where you are, because remember, the baby comes above all!

 

 

It is the people who need to get over it and stop sexualizing breastfeeding!

 

 

And if they continue to do so, you know what to say to them haters!

It’s not a crime to breastfeed. It is what your child deserves. It is what you deserve.

 So say yes to breastfeeding in public. Of all the people, you have to be ‘alright’ with it, before you go ahead and do it. In the beginning, it may be a little embarrassing but don’t let the embarrassment get the better of you or your baby. Enjoy the phase while it lasts because some of the most memorable moments of this mother-baby bond happen while breastfeeding!

 

Happy Breastfeeding Mommies!

 

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Prisha Lalwani

thank u Rakhi Puri I'm glad you liked the article and I'm even more happy to know that you are confident enough. true, if you are sure about it, everyone else just carries on. like my article reads, 'The mother has to be ok with the thought's as that is paramount. thank you again :-)

3 days ago

Rakhi Puri

Prisha Lalwani I have fed my baby proudly at public places...big Bazaar, India gate, Mughal garden, wedding party, kutub Minar...you name it....i don't care about ppl when my baby is Hungary and I have seen ppl respects...apart from one stupid man roaming around when I was feeding her at big Bazaar in kids section but I ignored...I have never used covers at time of her feed but I wear such clothing that her body gets covered​ and I feed her in cradle position so my breast oh her face is visible to me or from top..... mother should be confident the rest of the world will take it... lots of love for sharing this article 😘

5 days ago