Re: Removal of Emily Gillete from Delta Flight 6160
by `~`Leanne`~` - Posted Thu November 16, 2006 @ 7:47 PM
Fortunately we've come far enough to be permitted to nurse in public at all. Only 15 yrs ago when I breasfed my son it was illegal and I could have been arrested. But unfortunately we have not come far enough from the breast being considered only a sexual body part. Etiquette? I think it is difficult enough to have to endure a public feeding with stares, comments and disapproval which by the way can slow down the milk flow and make the baby cry.....adding another issue. Add to it the difficulty of being in a possibly uncomfortable seat, holding the baby up for a lengthy time. Why can't people learn to be polite and let the mother and child have their time together to get a normal feeding in? By making such a big deal of it just causes a lot of unnecessary stress to everyone, especially to the baby.