Would you like salad with your breastmilk?

Hi all, sorry for the tardiness in the posts, but those with children will know the time consuming nature of the task!

Anyway today an amazing thing happened to me and I mean amazing in a ‘not very nice’ way. Our whole family went to Pizza Hut to sample the delights of pizza and unlimited salad at around 5pm. We had been there for over an hour and I was breastfeeding my little 5 month old boy, very discreetly I may add with nothing but my forearms showing! We then heard a woman come over and say,” That is disgusting! This is a restaurant you know .” Anyway initially I was a bit bemused and made a funny face at my husband, she proceeded to say again,” its disgusting” and then started to walk. That definitely got my attention and I said to her , well its perfectly natural,you are being quite rude by coming up to us and my husband also echoed this comment.As she continued to mutter, I got very angry and asked her to call the police if she thought it was an offence and we would see!  She left muttering, and I was so cross and angry . Both my husband and myself were really disgusted ourselves at this lady’s rude behaviour ,especially as my 4 year old daughter was sitting there whilst this was going on. Is this the message that we want to pass on to our children, that feeding them breastmilk is an abnormal situation?

This really does outline how backwards a proportion of the British population is in regards to breastfeeding. And we dare to call ourselves a ‘developed nation’? I kept mulling over this lady’s behaviour long after it had happened, and surprisingly this is the first time this had happened to me. I have breastfed in all kinds of places, with no problems whatsoever. I don’t ask permission , do those who bottle feed their babies ask permission? I am not a ‘breastfeeding nazi’ , as some brand those who are pro- breastfeeding, and I am feeding my son one bottle of formula milk a day , so am not against formula feeding whatsoever. But when are we going to get to the stage, as some Scandinavian countries, where breastfeeding is totally protected by law, not ‘at the discretion of the manager’ and where over 90% of the population continues breastfeeding after 6 months. Certainly not if we still have ignorant people like that woman and it will also put off women who already feel shy and uncomfortable about breastfeeding in public.

I give kudos to those who were involved in the breastfeeding flash mob this year at Paddington station:(Beware those who are of a prudish nature- boobs are present!)

Now I will have to pummel some sort of soft pillow to get rid of all that anger!!!

This entry was posted in Parenting and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

17 Responses to Would you like salad with your breastmilk?

  1. AMB says:

    I would have given a her a swift backhand and laid her out!! Only joking! Some people just don’t have enough going on in their lives , that they have to make nasty comments about a natural part of raising a child. You should have said that her face is disgusting and putting you and your family off the food.

    • sylvester says:

      You know I dont’t advocate violence! But some people, you are right, have nothing else to do but poke their noses into other people’s business.

  2. Thanks for the share!
    Hellen

  3. I am continually invstigating online for ideas that can help me. Thank you!

  4. Terescia says:

    Prudish people often feel like their values should be everyone else’s values. What is disgusting is that there would even need to be a law to protect the right to FEED a baby. Seriously. The world is a sad place when it’s more wrong to show a flash of boob than to starve a baby in public.

  5. This is not onlly one of your reports I’ve learn, and you just never stop to surprise me personally. Thanks a lot, and I await browsing more.

  6. This subject matter you presents on this research is really a fine and popular niche. Enjoyable strategy along with structure in composition. Keep posting these kinds of helpful details.

  7. Levitra says:

    Hi! I’ve just stopped by to say thanks for this amazing info. Take care!

  8. I was recommended this web site by my cousin. I’m now not positive whether or not this submit is written via him as nobody else recognize such unique approximately my trouble. You’re incredible! Thank you!

  9. extremely great publish, i actually enjoy this web site, carry on it

  10. Many thanks for the info, and your website truly looks excellent. Exactly what wp theme are you employing?

  11. Thanks for another informative website. Where else could I get that type of information written in such an ideal way? I’ve a project that I’m just now working on, and I’ve been on the look out for such information.

  12. Excellent website. Plenty of useful information here. I am sending it to several buddies ans additionally sharing in delicious. And of course, thanks for your sweat!

  13. I view something really interesting about your web blog so I bookmarked .

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *