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If You Don’t Support Breastfeeding in Public, You Don’t Support Breastfeeding

Katharine McKinney, Huffington Post 1 April 2013

Most people, if you ask them, will say they support breastfeeding, that they believe that it’s the best nutrition for babies, natural and good.

Ask the same people about breastfeeding in public, however, and the responses shift. Some people will be totally on board with the idea, and other people will balk.

To the balkers, I say this. It’s not going to make me popular, but it’s a statement I have come to believe is true through nine years of lactation, even longer study of lactation, and the experience of thousands of other mothers.

If you don’t support breastfeeding in public, you don’t support breastfeeding.