|Originally posted by lilyka
Actually I am totally appaulded by that.
|Originally posted by Apricot
I'll admit that sometimes seeing a nursing pre-schooler (age 3-4-5) sometimes makes me uncomfortable. While I have a mental commitment to breastfeeding*, I have to say that sometimes I have a gut reaction to it that is a little unsettling.
The "sometimes" thing is what I think is at issue here. It has nothing to do with the size or age of the child or the amount of mother's skin exposed, or the nipples, or anything as concrete as that. Like one women could be nursing a 5 year old and I would have no reaction other than noticing, but other women would make me uncomfortable when she is nursing the tiniest of infants. Watching some people kiss in public makes me uncomfortable, too, but other people don't have that same effect with the identical action. It's like people put out psychic signals, or something?
*My mental committment demands that I do my very best to be supportive. I would hope that no one would ever know from my speech/body language that I am anything but pleased that we agree on one of the basics of childcare.
|Not one other breastfeeder. Just be glad you are around other breastfeeding mothers.|
|Originally posted by AM Mom
Do any of you have babies who needed to comfort nurse?