Saturday, February 18, 2012

Breastfeeding Mother Compared to a Stripper

Cole Nursing

WSAV reports on the latest breastfeeding kerfuffle.

A Georgia mother was compared to a stripper for breastfeeding her baby during church service.

Nirvana Jennette said, “I was told to go nurse in the bathroom and was told to cover up and go away. I knew the bond and importance of breastfeeding and that’s what I decided to do for my baby.”

And then she was asked not to return to the church.

I find it amazing that people will get so riled up by a woman nursing her baby, but will be okay with Sports Illustrated’s annual swimsuit issue that displays a woman almost nude on magazine racks where children of all pages pass by.

A nursing mother is nourishing her child; a sports magazine is basically calling looking at pretty naked women a “sport.”

I would much rather explain to a small child what a nursing mother is doing than what a swimsuit model is doing.

But the funny thing is that children never seem upset or confused at all if they see me nursing in public; it’s always only been adults.

A statewide nurse-in will be held in protest to raise awareness of breastfeeding Monday, March 5 from 10 AM to 2 PM.

For more information, visit the State Nurse-in Page on facebook at or sign the petition at


  1. Anonymous3:46 PM

    Among American "Christians", breasts are imagined to be sex organs. Hence, the offense of seeing them in public. I'm sure it would have been OK for the mother to bottle feed in church. That's more "natural" to these misguided religionists. The invention of boobs as sex organs has been a very recent development in human society. For most cultures, and for millenia, boobs have been just boobs.

  2. So true! I love that line...boobs have just been boobs!

  3. The nurse in is not to raise awareness on the subject, it is to support the legislative change we are pushing for to better protect the rights of nursing moms and allow nursing moms to be exempt from indecent exposure and allow an enforcement provision to help further prevent harassment and other negative situations that nursing moms often encounter, but thank you for the support!!