It's ok LOL. I guess disgusting really was the wrong word, anyways, so I deserved it
I feel for any family who is torn apart needlessly, and in that situation, I feel for the child. I guess since I am so new to nursing and the only one in my family and friend network that is currently nursing, this is just odd to me.
I nurse in public
! I didn't like to when my son was little, and I was saddened but almost relieved when my milk supply was too low to nurse exclusively. But, I did try VERY hard to bring it up, I tried so, so hard. With my daughter, I guess I have matured alot, to the point that I don't give a rat's a$$ who sees me nurse in public, and since I am very discreet, I haven't had any nasty comments yet.
I say yet, because I get some really uncomfortable looks, especially from teenagers and men. Funny, how men LOVE boobs, unless they are being used for their natural function, so I totally agree with you there.
As for any parent who is kicked out of a store or accused of molestation for nursing, that is just horrible. While I feel that it makes me uncomfortable to see an older child nursing, I don't see how that could be molestation, in its self.
I have heard of moms who were nursing being embarrassed to admit to still nursing their 13 month old, or people giving them a hard time for it. The sicko in this case, is the person deeming that wrong. This society is odd to think that a 13month old, or even a 2 year old is no longer a baby!
I was harassed for playing with dolls when I was only 12! The problem in this society is that we expect children to be little adults. I am still having a hard time getting out of that mindframe myself because of the way I was raised. My stepdad expected me to behave a certain way, or else. This same man who thought that child molesters were gross, turned out to be one himself, in one isolated incident that I believe would have turned worse if I hadn't kept my distance.
This country is one boiling pot of hypocrites, and I hope I never turn out to be that hypocrite.