Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Adults really struggle to be comfortable with this because they are products and participants in our
So, what is the real effect of nursing in front of children? It becomes completely normal and even dull. How do I know this? The photos in this blog are all taken by my four year old. A self proclaimed photographer, he hasn't quite got the knack for composition and instead takes pictures of unposed inanimate objects, body parts, and other subjects that, frankly, most of us would find pretty uninteresting because his focus is learning how to work and focus his camera. Among his photos of completely ordinary objects are pictures he's taken of me nursing his baby brother because nursing is so normal, it's boring . . . like blocks, feet, or a baby crawling . This is what nursing looks like (whether in public or in private) in the eyes of a child who is used to it. If children see enough public nursing, they won't notice, care, or see it as abnormal when they are older. Let's make nursing in public so normal and "boring" that our daughters and sons won't even notice it or care if they see a stranger at a hockey game feeding her baby.