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 https://www.facebook.com/groups/YOURSTATENURSEIN/ or sign the petition at http://www.change.org/petitions/establish-better-protection-for-breastfeeding-mothers.