Saturday, December 1, 2007

Week 13 1/2

Me nursing Alex in the Hospital
Emerson nursing at home!

Week 13 1/2

Just a little motherly rant!

OK, so I have a pet peeve. I have discovered that in 2007...almost 2008 people have a hard time with mothers breastfeeding in public. YES, I BREASTFEED...TRIPLETS! On occasions...I need to leave the house with a baby. It's not often but I do when I have too. Recently, I took Alex to Children's for a doctors appointment. I brought bottles but if you've been at Children's you know how disgustingly filthy the place is. The thought of heating my babies bottle in the sink in the bathroom made me vomit! So anyway I decided to breastfeed him...since I do not have to heat that! I was in the waiting room and I very discreetly put a blanket over my shoulder placed my child...covered under the blanket and nursed him for 10 or so minutes. In this time period I watched one woman literally freak out, huffing and puffing she dragged her maybe 2 year old away from the disease riddled toys and put him in the hallway, apparently away from the wayward breast under the blanket. Another man looked at me and rolled his eyes in disgust at the woman but than told someone on the phone "I had a lot of nerve". The other three people in the waiting room where either trying to look at the ceiling as not to see a glimpse of a nipple or staring so hard I thought my face would burst into flames. At no time was I exposed in any way. I was always under a blanket not so much as a millimeter of breast showed but yet I apparently offended several people in the waiting room at CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL! After I was done nursing I put everything back in it's place...never exposing anything only to realize, I had a shirt on that was quite revealing in the cleavage area. Guess what, no one seemed to mind. Go Figure! Anyway, I have waited all my adult life to have these babies and have the privilege and the God given ability to nurse my children so to any of you who are offended I say warmly Kiss my ASS!(Sorry for the Language)They are just breasts we all have them, most of us where breastfed by our mothers. And a little boob(or even a big one)never hurt anyone! Next time I think I'll let it all hang out. Why not, say something...I dare you....I have 4 children, I am sleep deprived, usually hungry, exhausted(mentally) and I could snap at any time...NO jury would convict me!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Preach! Besides if you had gotten up to heat a bottle you would have missed your appointment. I believe that feminism is about accepting and normalizing what women do, nipples and nappies are messy but world, get over it. Thank you for holding your ground!