Breastfeeding: its good for mother, infant and society

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Just a quick check with all of you – it is the 21st century, right? We live in a society with the most access to information we’ve ever had in recorded history.  So, why does such a large portion of society still insist on behaving like they’ve lived in a cave all their lives and never gotten the memo that we all have rights and are supposed to have intelligence?

Yet another breastfeeding scandal has struck the international airlines community.  Read the full article here: https://www.yahoo.com/parenting/airline-calls-police-on-breastfeeding-mom-virgin-115134861232.html

First of all, we should all acknowledge that absolutely the best food possible for infants is mother’s milk.  Nature has a wonderful system of figuring out how a species should survive.  No commercial bottle formula has the proper mix of nutrients – fats, proteins, sugars, vitamins, minerals, immunoglobulins and probiotics – that are found in mother’s milk.  This leads to healthier infants, healthier children and healthier adults.

Then, there is the obviously farcical notion that a woman breastfeeding is somehow offensive in a society with nudity and string bikinis everywhere from the internet to movies, television and billboards.  This is all happening in a society that is supposed to revere motherhood (anyone remember Mothers Day)?

CALL TO ACTION! Everyone reading this should take a pledge to be aware to come to the aid and support of breastfeeding mothers everywhere.  If a flight attendant or any other “official” figurehead of authority ever harasses a woman breastfeeding, speak up! Don’t allow the plane to taxi back to the terminal to turn this woman over to the police.  Imagine what the airline would have done if EVERY PASSENGER ON THE PLANE had gotten up, walked off, and refused to reboard until the woman and her infant were allowed back on, and the FLIGHT ATTENDANT REMOVED!

That is the type of action that will hopefully stop this archaic behavior of shaming women for taking care of their infants in the most beautiful, natural and healthiest way possible.

 

 

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