What I Really Think About Breastfeeding: 8 Moms Share Their Stories and Opinions

1. The Real Reason I’m Not Breastfeeding-
The reason I’m not breastfeeding is deeply embarrassing: I’m not comfortable with the concept of busting out a boob. Sometimes not even my... more 
1. The Real Reason I’m Not Breastfeeding-
The reason I’m not breastfeeding is deeply embarrassing: I’m not comfortable with the concept of busting out a boob. Sometimes not even my own bedroom. Yes, I have issues. I’m well aware, as is my long-suffering husband.

A lot of it has to do with my being raised a Mormon. You could say I was taught to be ashamed of my sexuality. When I developed early, I tried to hide my burgeoning bosom. Numerous times throughout my adolescence, I was led to believe I was shameful and unclean.

What I’m saying here is that I’ve always associated nudity, especially breasts, with sexuality and then sin and shame. And because breastfeeding involves breasts, it’s gotten tangled up in those associations.

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Tue, Nov 8, 2011 5:44 PM EST
Wonder what other women think about breastfeeding? 8 moms reveal their true feelings about breastfeeding, formula feeding, and pumping.




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