When I was about 12 a family we knew, well I knew the ladies dc from school and her eldest son used to stay at ours so he could see his girlfriend who lived nearby. His mom had about 7 kids I think and seemed to be on her own most time and they were that bit different. Well my foster mother was a complete nut as far as I'm concerned but she seemed absolutely fine with me going into the moms room( at the moms request to help a bit) and witnessing probably the best thing I've ever seen, this wonderful lady feeding her twins with her very ample breasts and her beautiful long blonde hair, throned and looking like the goddess on the bed in the guest room! I can tell you, from that moment on, I kid you not, I was determined I would do that one day, it left such an impression on me! Foster mother got a bit cranky and prudish but she really surprised me that day, I also witnessed foster mothers daughter bf her babies, it was very relaxed in that way there I'm happy to remember. Now if I never saw women bfding or I was very young with a parent who felt boobs were too sexual to tolerate communicating about to a child even in their primary function of feeding babes I don't think I would be excited about bfding by the time I was an adult and feeding my own babe, I may even be too uptight to attempt it myself and be intolerant of other moms who did it. I think the whole thing about being 'discrete' is bs, I have never seen a woman nip and exposing herself in a way totally unrelated to her breastfeeding but then I don't see many nip anyway. Wonder why not?? What just knocks me out with frustration is the hypocrisy involved. There are boobs and butts EVERYWHERE and no-one turns a blind eye, there can't be that many children who are not exposed to womens bodies as product. My youngest is a boy and he is 9 and just recently he said to me 'I wish I'd had a wee brother/sister(make that brother he's a boy living with 3 females with no male present)it would be nice to see baby feeding, bah thats not fair, me being the youngest, boohoo'
He's hankered over a younger sibling at times but never for this specific reason. So if anyone actually thinks they are doing their children a service by removing them from an area where a woman is bfding then I think it's time to connect those dots! It's sexist, demeaning, damaging and counter-productive to get on ones high horse regards women bfding. As another poster said on another thread it's nothing to do with the amount or lack of boob showing, it is the 'act' of breastfeeding itself that people are offended,uncomfortable,fearful,jealous,whatever of. A breast is an integral part of the breastfeeding whole, to demand or suggest removal of said breast is just plain desperate. I would not tolerate being treated like that tho of course I have been but not nearly to the extent that women here have been, I'm heartened to know women are standing up for their and their family's rites. Maybe the anti-bfding movement is a kinda witch-hunt mentality for modern times. Shame on us.