A photo on Facebook has sparked my opinionated comment. I’m interested to know how others feel about public #breastfeeding
I find that a lot of people who object to public breastfeeding don’t understand how breast supply works. Breasts are not a factory that just magically keeps making milk. Breastmilk is made when nipples are stimulated by sucking. No stimulation, no milk.
Sure, it’s no problem to feed the baby a bottle in public. But it’s a problem to keep having enough milk if the mommy’s breasts are not used exactly when baby feeds.
Not stimulating breasts means no milk. So, to maintain ideal milk supply, if the mommy has to go out in public, her options are to breastfeed baby in public or to pump while bottle feeding her baby. In public.
I would definitely prefer to breastfeed in public, because then all I have to bring is my baby and his diapers. To maintain my milk supply without breastfeeding in public would mean that I’d have to bring not only my baby and his diapers, but bottles, cooler bag, pump, power source for the pump, and some sort of cover (because obviously, you’re not gonna want to see me pumping in public, are you?)
And that’s assuming that I’m not one of the unlucky mummies whose breasts just do not work with a pump, no matter how hard she tries.
I’d need two strollers! One for my baby and one for my pump (and paraphernalia). I’d rather save the money on all this equipment for my children’s education than your comfort.
Boyfriends don’t die if you don’t make out with him. Breast milk supply will die when you don’t remove your breast milk from your breasts.
Comparing breast feeding in public to making out with your boyfriend in public really doesn’t do much to support your statement that you don’t think breast feeding is disgusting or sexual.
friend-zoning guys is horrible. it is disgusting. funzone them instead. send them to a small childs park so they can cry with the other babies when they dont get what they want.
Ugh, no don’t let them into funzone. They’ll claim that…
i can’t handle the bald guy he doesn’t even try
oh my god it’s back
it’s like the sunglasses got in touch with its inner boomerang
Bobcat Mother and Kitten by Tim Fitzharris
Lupita Nyong’o accepting her Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.
This is what the diversity breakdown of best director nominees for the Oscars looks like. This year provides a big opportunity for a breakthrough, as Buzzfeed’s Adam B. Vary explains:
At this year’s Academy Awards, Alfonso Cuarón could be the first Latino man to win the Oscar for Best Director (for the sci-fi film Gravity) — and given that he’s won the Directors Guild of America award, he is by far the odds-on favorite to win. If he doesn’t, however, the man who has a strong chance of scoring an upset is12 Years a Slave’s director Steve McQueen — who would be the first black man to win in this category.
And this would be a very big deal: More than perhaps any other people in the world, film directors have had the greatest first-hand influence on how we see ourselves for over a century, as they’ve steered tens of thousands of film productions big and small, driving and defining one of (if not the) most influential representation of our culture for just about 100 years.
But when one looks at the nominees and winners for the Academy Award for Best Director — the best barometer we have for whom the film industry regards as the finest film directors of their respective years — an overwhelming majority of them have been white men.
By the way, that sliver of the pie shown that makes up people who aren’t white and male represents just 17 people.