Has anyone gotten a response from the "moran"? Here is the letter I emailed her and she responded back to me I will post both. Also thank you BeccaSue I used some info you posted.
Ms. Christine M. Flowers,
I realize that you may not even read my letter probably because you have gotten many people e-mailing you telling you how ignorant you are and really I don't care to hear back from you I just hope you read this. I also hope you check out this website www.breastfeed.com
I was appauled when I read your ignorant article. I realize this is a free country and you can feel and type what you think and have the right to your ignorant opinion, but what you wrote is outragous. Apparently you are not educated in the art of breastfeeding. Just because YOU are not comfortable seeing a baby nurse does not mean a woman who needs to feed her child should disappear into a restroom for YOUR comfort. I always see women feeding their children bottles out in public, so why should I as a nursing mother go and smell crap for an ignorant person's comfort? Do you eat your meals sitting on a toilet? This is 2005, you need to get off your high horse and realize that breasts are for feeding a baby. If YOU don't like it that's your problem not the mother or the child. Have you checked out the media lately? Hollywood is alot worse than a nursing mother in a mall. Showing everything! And they want to show everything! For example: http://tinypic.com/dw6eme.jpg
And you are not comfortable seeing a child latched on to his or her mother? We do not want to show our breasts to everyone and 9 times out of 10 we don't. And that 1 time is usually a child flipping the blanket off accidently and you probably won't even see the nipple. I do know that there are some women who do not care but that is the minority. And yes they need to cover up, But do not expect a mother who needs to feed her baby or child to disappear into a crap-room for you.
I have attached a picture to show you that we do not show our breasts when we are out in public. I was at a local Wal-Mart with my sister, a mother of 4 (plus I had my 2 with me) So instead of disappearing into a restroom (and leaving me with 5 young children), she decided to nurse her crying 3 month old as we were sitting down eating at the McDonalds. You know what, not one person had any idea that she was nursing. The picture shows why.
I will quote what you wrote in your article: "There are, of course, ways to accommodate both modesty and utility, allowing breast-feeding in certain areas and prohibiting it in others, just as we do with any activity that encroaches on the public domain, like smoking and playing loud music."
How can you COMPARE smoking and playing loud music with breastfeeding? I am lost for words with that. I would love to go on and on but I need to go nurse my 1 year old now.
Thank you for reading (if you have gotten this far)
Mother of 2