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A Woman's Right to Choose (Not to Breastfeed) - Gayle Tzemach Lemmon - the Atlantic

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ibob8/04/2012 1:38:49 pm PDT

re: #17 Destro

I had to pull back for a while when I read your statement. I have lived in Europe for so long where breastfeeding in public is no big deal that maybe what the hang up here is the American culture.

I have to keep reminding myself that as great as the USA is it is backwards in many things like this. Let’s change the culture rather than work around it?

I didn’t see your reply before my second note. Europe is much more progressive than the United States in many ways, especially concerning anything remotely regarding sexual issues. I am sure you not even consider nursing as a sexual issue, but here(especially in the deep South were I live) it is. Few male supervisiors want to even discuss, much less make accomendations for nursing mothers. Breast feeding is considered to be a woman’s private concern and not to be discussed with a man outside of her husband. It’s fine to set up arrangements among the other women at work, but leave the men out.