Recently around I have been reading comments and posts about different cafe's/business's being quite rude to breastfeeding mothers.
Asking a mother to cover up or go into a restroom is not only rude but it is unacceptable!
Unfortunately it is something that happens only to often, some business owners and staff are uneducated but others are just plain ignorant!
I was always avoiding going out so I didn't have to breastfeed in public and it was possibly one of the stupidest things I ever did!
I hated being at home all the time and I got very uptight about breastfeeding when I had to.
My milk dried up and I lasted until Toby was 6 weeks and had to stop.
As a mother instead of doing something that is one of the most natural things in the world, I let how others would perceive it, dictate how I felt about it.
It is upsetting to see how many people don't support the breastfeeding mother, the comments that have been said on these issues by not only mothers who have more than likely never breastfeed a day in their life but also by fathers that explain that their partner never breastfed in public so why should anyone else or to go and sit in a toilet, ARE YOU FOR REAL?! why don't you go and eat your meal in the toilet you ignorant little twerp!!
Would you rather have a screaming hungry child near you in a cafe or restaurant or a happy quiet baby happily feeding?
Breastfeeding doesn't mean a woman getting her boob's out for everyone to see, It doesn't mean you have to sit there and watch and it also doesn't mean you have to do it when you have children.
We need to start supporting each other more, even though I know that this is a personal choice but people are starting to have children younger and younger every year and a huge percentage of these girls are not breastfeeding because they aren't educating us enough.
I went to a breastfeeding clinic but even with going to that I didn't feel confident enough to do it, Hell, I didn't feel confident breastfeeding for over a week after my son was born.
I am making a promise to myself and my unborn daughter that this time I will try harder, I will seek the right help when/if I need it and I wont let what other people think dictate what is a perfectly natural thing.