We are happy to share some of the wonderful pieces that were submitted during the Carnival of Nursing in Public as "Crème de la Crème" posts. I'll be posting a few at a time so you can look at them at your leisure. If you feel so moved, please click over, read the whole post, and leave a comment in support of the writers who participated in the Carnival.
- Life's a Salad Bar, Pump and Go: Ever heard that a breastfeeding mother should pump her milk to feed her baby in public? Anna at Life's a Salad Bar will arm you with all the information needed to explain why it is easier said than done.
Don’t feel pressured into doing something that you don’t want to, and if you decide you still would rather pump that’s fine too. Just go into in knowing the facts and be comfortable with your choice, because that person who may have an issue with you nursing your baby isn’t the one who has to live with that choice, you are.Read more from Life's a Salad Bar.
- Authentic Parenting, Breastfeeding Courtesy: Mamapoekie writes a letter to the public to give tips on what does (and does not) constitute courtesy to breastfeeding mothers.
Every nursing mother does exactly what she feels comfortable with so there is no need to meddle whatsoever. Most certainly she has considered the spot where she is sitting or the amount of 'exposure' she is portraying and is comfortable with it. She is not a sad little creature in need of chivalry or rescuing.Read more from Authentic Parenting.
- Her Bad Mother, I’ve Looked at Boobs from Both Sides Now: During the backlash of Kim Kardishians tweets bashing nursing in public, Catherine from Her Bad Mother reminds us that while we should stand up for breastfeeding, it's important to not bash another womans right to expose her breasts, albeit differently. Boobs are gloriously multifunctional!
I’ll be the first to say that I think that nursing babies is more important, more necessary, more deserving of public support than is exposing one’s breastal units to sunlight and the public gaze, but I don’t know that I want my right to nurse in public to come at the cost of Kim Kardashian’s, or any woman’s, right to feel comfortable dressing however she likes and to not face censure for doing whatever it is that she does that causes us to shout YO HYPOCRITE when she expresses discomfort with the exposed nursing boob.
Read more from Her Bad Mother.