Here we go again, breastfeeding in the spotlight again. Just because they have a military uniform on they can’t nurse their babies in them? Do people normally change their clothes to eat? Then why should they have to change out of their uniform to feed their babies?
Here is part of the Yahoo post:
At a time when breastfeeding in public is already controversial, pictures of two military moms doing so while wearing their uniforms is sparking outrage.
The photo is part of a local breastfeeding awareness campaign by Mom2Mom of Fairchild Air Force Base, a support group launched in January by Crystal Scott, a military spouse and mother of three. Among the intimate close-ups of smiling young mothers cuddling their adorable babies, the images of the two airmen stand out.
“People are comparing breastfeeding in uniform to urinating and defecating in uniform. They’re comparing it to the woman who posed in “Playboy” in uniform [in 2007]” Scott told Yahoo! Shine in an interview. “We never expected it to be like this.”
“I’m an X-ray tech and I breastfeed in my uniform all the time,” Scott says. “Granted they’re scrubs. But people do it all the time in their uniforms. If you have a hungry baby, why would you take the time to change completely?”
Now I will admit, I do cover up when I nurse my baby in public, the one mom in my opinion is showing a bit much for me – I am a very modest person and do not like for anyone to see anything except for my husband.
As a breastfeeding mom it angers me that people would compare breastfeeding in a military uniform to urinating and defecating in uniform. Why does breastfeeding have to be so controversial, it’s a choice!
Full article can be read HERE.