As a breastfeeding mum, I had to sign this petition! The trailer of "Yummy Mummies" shows a woman saying "Oh my god, she is breastfeeding, breastfeeding in public is ILLEGAL"
Can't they see the damage they are doing to an already low percentage of breastfed babies and breastfeeding moms?
I also struggle sometimes when breastfeeding in public, especially when I get "the look" of "still breastfeeding?" Or "shouldn't you do that in private"? And I wish people knew how difficult it is when your baby cries and cries because she needs to be fed and you are anywhere near a private place! What should I do? Hide in the toilets? Does anyone like eating in the toilets?
But I try not to care anymore because breast that is feeding a child IS NOT PORN! It should be something normal to see in every situation, from men, kids and women. How else will future mums will be encouraged to breastfeed if it's not shown as something natural and normal? If they don't see real life examples? If it isn't part of their society? We shouldn't be hiding!
If you are a breastfeeding mum, please remember every time you are feeding in public that IT IS YOUR RIGHT to do it and you are telling the world THIS IS NORMAL!
And if you see a mum in this situation, please don't give her "the look", give her a smile and a "well done". "In Australian Federal Law, breastfeeding is a right, not a privilege. Under the federal Sex Discrimination Act 1984, section 7AA it is illegal in Australia to discriminate against a person either directly or indirectly on the grounds of breastfeeding" The Australian breastfeeding project.