Wow who would have thought that my little ole blog would have been able to create all this commotion. I was unaware that me having my own opinion was such a wrong thing. I must say though that the comments have got a little out of hand. So let me verify here a little because as it appears....most of you did not read what I actually said.
I do support breastfeeding. I do support breastfeeding in public (with a cover, or somewhat covered) I do not however think that creating such a protest, or rather the Nurse-In is necessary. I personally think it is tacky. I do not think that it gets the point across that these women were trying to accomplish. I feel that it is taking a child and using it to make a point. I would never do that to my child. But hey if that is what someone feels is the right thing to do....so be it. That is your right to be able to express yourself. My amazing husband fights for your freedom to be able to do so. I never think that doing something LIKE the Nurse-In is ever the answer to really get your point across.
Now I wanted to reply to a few people that made some statements.......
I am not bitter that my son has eating problems and therefore could never latch. Am I sad because I could not actually breastfeed him? Of Course. Do I wish that I could do that instead of pumping all the time? Of course!!! Am I jealous of other mothers who can? No not at all. I am able to feed my son with the same healthy milk. And because I pump....I am able to produce 54 oz a day. That is a lot more than most people can produce. And because of this.....I have been able to feed a sweet little baby boy in Utah who was born at 26 weeks and lived. He has had a lot of roadblocks over the last year, but he is doing great!! And I love that I can help him.
So let's all recap here.....Breastfeeding.......good!! Breastfeeding in public.....fine!!!
Using your child to get your point and beliefs across....I do not believe in. So that about sums it up....
Oh wait......and for the Granola Girls comment......that is my off sense of humor that my mother and I would joke about when I was younger if we had let our legs go a few days without a good mowing...we would be granola girls. That also stems from seeing women on T.V. growing up who were the hippie type yelling about something, burning something in protest, and had hair coming out of their armpits that was longer than the hair on their head. That is a granola girl. Not the women nursing in Target. I had stated in my blog that when I first started reading it.....I had WONDERED if they were granola girls. And that is about it. I did not say they are. So ya...that's all folks.
If you would like to comment on this....that is fine. But I ask that you keep the language clean.....That you not attack me or anyone else on here......and that you be kind. It is possible for a person to voice an opinion and not be a jerk, or vicious. If you post something that is hurtful to others or rude......it will not be published. If you disagree with me, that is fine.....I am open to discussion and your views.