Earlier this week, an Illinois mom was told she could not breastfeed at a YMCA pool. She was told by the lifeguard that she needed to go into the restroom to feed her 7-month-old daughter.
Understandably, she's upset, and that's why she plans on meeting with the COO of the YMCA -- though her hopes for the conversation might surprise you. She's aiming to use the incident as an opportunity to educate people and also to help women understand their rights as far as feeding their babies in public.
And while I get what she's saying and agree that breastfeeding moms need to be able to nourish their children whenever and wherever they happen to be -- there really are a few places where it seems a bit out of place.
Sit back down and stop yelling at your computer. I'm not saying that women should not be allowed to breastfeed in public. Still, I do think there are certain instances where they need to be a little more discreet about it -- either by covering up or moving to an area where there are fewer people.
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Whether it's purpose is to feed a baby or not -- a boob is still a boob. Sometimes it's a little uncomfortable to see in certain situations, like the ones listed below.
Are there any places you make it a point to be more discreet while breastfeeding?
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