Everytime i post a picture, share a link or make a comment or status about world breastfeeding week, I am postive that somewhere, someone reading what I have posted is giving me some type of shade from the other side of the screen. You know what? That’s fine. I’m fine with your difference of opinion or your lack of interest as a respectful human being. I understand that you don’t get why this is important but let me lay it out for you so that maybe you can atleast try.
3 reasons why WBW is important
1. One day this may be your loved one. This could be your daughter, daughter in law, neice, cousin, sister or friend that is passionate about something, something that matters like feeding her baby. Support her! You don’t have to care but be respectful of her choice to care.
2. It matters for future generations. Why you ask? When you breastfeed in front of children, it shouldn’t be sexual or gross, it’s about feeding the baby, that and that alone. Don’t make it into something more than it has to be, it’s normal and if children see that than we can get the foundation to keep it that way for our children and our children’s children and so on.
3. With all of the filthy political drama, the constant terrorist acts happening and the daily reports of criminal activity isn’t it nice to see something beautiful celebrated and fill your Facebook timeline versus the bad happening in the world? All of those things make my stomach sick to read, but the moment I see a sweet baby’s smile or a newly engaged couple posting thier announcement, my heart feels a little better and for one moment I can forget the negative. So if the postive is woman embracing something that means something to them and thier families, by all means just embrace it, embrace the good and the smile worthy.
So no, unlike your passion aggressive status about how you don’t like my posts or pictures, it’s not for attention for anything other than an important cause. It’s not about exposing my breasts because let’s be honest, I don’t want or care if you see them. It’s about my baby, simply feeding my baby. It’s about standing up for my right to feed my baby, anytime and anywhere as the law protects me to do without being harrassed. In case you weren’t aware, women are getting harassed all over this country because small minded people can’t just let people be and mind thier own business.
So when you see a post about world breastfeeding week, if you don’t like it, scroll on, I am not offended by this. If you want to support the cause, simply like my post or picture because it does matter; it matters to me and it matters to every breastfeeding mother when you realize or not.
For those that do support and understand my love and dedication, thank you. I appreciate your kindness and respect, I appreciate not being judged for doing something natural and our importance to my family and most importantly for my child.
Happy breastfeeding week ♡