By now you’ve seen this picture of a young lady breast-feeding her child during her graduation ceremony. For obvious reasons this has caused an online stir. (Read more about her response here, https://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/mother-defends-breastfeeding-her-baby-during-graduation-212933746–abc-news-topstories.html.) I honestly don’t see what the big deal is with a woman breast-feeding her child in public. Why do people empathize with pictures of animals breast-feeding their young, but when people see pictures of women breast-feeding a human being, it’s a problem.
Breast-feeding is very natural and does so much for the baby. Plus, it’s better than formula feeding your baby. Women who choose to breast-feed should be commended on that choice. People find fault in the craziest things though. Did people really expect this mother to say no to breast-feeding her child? The child was hungry. Some may say that the graduation ceremony was not an appropriate time to breast-feed. Why? Is it because people, for whatever reason, have become uncomfortable with the sight of a mother providing nourishment to her offspring? In my opinion, that seems like a personal problem. A baby should be able to be fed whenever and wherever. No one can dictate when a baby will become hungry, and it would be a crime to not provide the baby with a necessity because it may offend others. It’s just not a respectable expectation. So, find something else to condemn. And to the people who connect the innocent act of breast-feeding to a sexual act, you seriously need to grow up.