Breastfeeding in public has been a hot button global debate over parental rights and public behaviors for decades. New furor ignited recently in England when a mother was ousted from a store for nursing her child.
No one would breastfeed for a year (which is really just the minimum recommendation) if we could not continue with our lives while doing so. If we were stuck at home, unable to go shopping, eat at restaurants or play with our older children, it would be impossible.
Join breastfeeding moms and advocates by observing National Breastfeeding Month during the month of August.
In retaliation for a public scorning, Lauren Trost staged a "nurse-in." About three-dozen women showed up to publicly breast-feed their infants in protest. I was one of them.