8 Reasons Why Breastfeeding Is Not Offensive

8 Reasons Why Breastfeeding Is Not Offensive

I have listed eight reasons  why breastfeeding is not offensive. Here they are:

#1.) The definition of breastfeeding is when a baby suckles milk directly out of a woman's breast. Which means being offended by breastfeeding is being offended at a baby for eating. How in the world could any human being with a heart find anything offensive about a baby eating?

#2.) Breastfeeding, bottle feeding, stuffing your mouth with a double cheese, extra mayo burger is all simply eating. You happen to eat burgers and some babies happen to eat from a breast. Tomato tomato , right? 

#3.) Not everyone finds breastfeeding beautiful, not everyone wants to see it, I get that, but just because you happen to see something you would have rather not saw it doesn't make it offensive. I do not find people who eat with their mouth open beautiful and I don't want see it and guess what I do? I don't look because it's their legal right to enjoy their meal however they decide to consume it just like it's a woman's legal right to breastfeed however she wants. 

#4.) Breastfeeding is what kept mankind alive since the beginning of time, so being offended by breastfeeding is like being offended by the air we all breathe. 

#5.) Moms need to feed their babies. Whether they are at home or at a restaurant. So it's not like a mom is necessarily choosing to breastfeed in front of people hoping to offend the people nearby. I promise her one and only intent is to feed or even comfort her baby. There is nothing offensive about a mother meeting the needs of her baby. What's offensive is people expecting a mom to meet their wants over her baby's needs. 

#6.) Breastmilk is the most beneficial milk there is. If anything a mom should be applauded, encouraged, and thanked for feeding her baby the biological norm. Which leads to my next reason.

#7.) Breastfeeding is the biological norm there is nothing offensive about the biological norm. 

#8.) Okay okay, I know what some of you are thinking. The old, "Breastfeeding is okay so long as they cover up, it's the ones who don't cover I'm offended by." See , but being offended by ANY WAY a mom chooses to breastfeed is in fact being offended by breastfeeding. You can't have it both ways. You can't say that you support breastfeeding if you only support it, if they do it the way you would prefer them to. You can't say you're not offended or upset by breastfeeding then in the next sentence say, "But only if they cover or do so in a bathroom."

Kristy Kemp

My name is Kristy Kemp. I created Breastfeeding Mama Talk back in September 2012. My motivation behind creating Breastfeeding Mama Talk was to be that support system for breastfeeding mothers around the world.