Debate: BFing an older child in public?
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|Fri, 03-18-2011 - 12:38pm|
What do you think about mothers BFing an older child - 3-4 years or older - in public?
I found this blurb and the rsponses are as you would expect:
During the debate in the Senate Committee this week, Sen. Campfield proposed raising the age limit to age 3, (somewhat ironically) stating, “there are a lot of strange people in this world.”
Well, I guess I am one of those strange Tennesseans to whom Sen. Campfield was referring, because I did nurse my oldest daughter Jane in public at least a few times after she reached age 3. The last time I recall doing it, she was 3 or 4 years old, and she was fussing and whining and obviously bothering the other diners in the restaurant where we were eating dinner with friends. So I put her to my breast and she immediately settled down and fell asleep on my lap. I am 100% sure that this quiet act of mothering bothered no one, while her noisy whining had likely been bothering everyone. Yet, I’ve never heard of any state legislators seeking to set up rules and regulations around whiny little kids being out in public.
... why the heck would anyone care one iota whether I quietly nurse my 3 or 4 year old on my lap while I eat a meal out?