I've never been coy about the fact that I breastfeed my infant. I've written multiple posts on the subject, one of which even wound up (complete with a picture of a smiling me nursing Scrunchy Face) on The Huffington Post. (It was a proud moment: "Look ma, my shirt is hiked up on a national website!")
But here's why you might be tempted to label me a hypocrite: I rarely breastfeed in front of people who aren't immediate family. The closest I've come to breastfeeding in public was when I did it in my car in a semi-deserted parking lot. If my baby is hungry and I have no choice but to feed him in a public place, of course I'll do it - but it won't be without some trepidation.
It's not that I'm ashamed. I repeat: I am NOT ashamed. And I applaud the women who have no trouble breastfeeding in out in the open, whether they use cover-ups or not. I applaud the women who think nothing of baring their chests while doing the important work of feeding their children.
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