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.
- Breastfeeding Moms Unite!, What is Beautiful: Melodie discusses the controversial breast - it has a dual purpose. Have we as a society forgotten that?
And now society can’t tell the difference between the non-sexual breasts for feeding a baby and the sexual breast used to titillate men. Either way women lose. You’re a trollop if you want to feel pretty and dress sexy and you’re repugnant if you nurse your baby in public and someone sees a little bit of flesh.Read more from Breastfeeding Moms Unite!
- Peaceful Parenting, Breastfeeding Baby Jesus: JD Fritz, M.D. Ph.D. shares long lost images of a breastfeeding Jesus from the Birth and Babies library.
Images of Mary breastfeeding Jesus were once ubiquitous in churches around the world. But eventually in North America, as the artificial feeding of babies became more popular, and the plastic bottle replaced the breast, our nipplephobia got the best of us and these sacred images all but disappeared from churches and art galleries in North America.Read more from Peaceful Parenting.
- PhD in Parenting, Would You, Could You Nurse in Public?: Annie presents a marvelous twist on this classic Seuss tale.
I would not, could not, when in Spain.
I would not, could not on a plane.
I will not do it at the mall.
I will not do it on a hill.
I will not do it here or there.
I will not do it anywhere.
I do not like to nurse in public.
I do not like it, friend of mine.
Read more from PhD in Parenting.