Did you know that it is illegal to ask a woman to stop breastfeeding in the UK in a public place, unless it is a single sex place such as a Mosque. Women are protected by the law.
As regular readers know, this household has recently expanded with a new little addition, and my daughter (GD) is breastfeeding the little one.
While she has not had any issues from shop or cafe owners, etc., in relation to her feeding the baby, what she has had (and I witnessed this today) is looks of distaste from other people.
It's not like she has her whole boobs out, or even uncovers a nipple for heaven's sake, in fact my daughter covers herself like this when feeding out and about:
you can hardly see the baby until after the feed.
The NHS invests a lot in promoting breastfeeding and it is widely acknowledged that the benefits are fantastic for both mum and babe.
GD said today that she could see why people stop breastfeeding sooner than maybe they had planned to.
This was nothing to do with sore nipples, 'hot spots', tricky feeding bras, breast pads or leaks: no, it was totally to do with the sneering look she was given by one lady.
I just wish, if I ever had one wish, that people would stop being so ruddy judgemental to others.
Babies are always going to be around.
Boobs are beautiful things and they are fantastic at producing just what babies need.
And I say "tits" to anyone who wants to disapprove!