Breastfeeding Perspective

Abby Theuring, The Badass Breastfeeder, breastfeeding in public.

I recently thought I’d like to start watching a TV show. I don’t watch much, but thought it might be fun to get into something regularly (besides Seinfeld reruns). I tried a couple of those prime time dramas and every time I had to turn it off after 10 minutes and was left emotionally triggered the rest of the evening. It seems we’ve become completely desensitized to rape, murder, beating, blood, gore, etc. Some of the plot lines were so outrageous, so violent that my mouth literally hung open. It’s always the same cheesy lines, void of any human emotion and more excessive violence. Yet I regularly receive messages over social media that I’m, “gross,” “disgusting,” or “harming” my children in response to my breastfeeding or gentle parenting posts. Get a clue, people. What is harming our children? What is harming the world? Breastfeeding and co-sleeping? Or glamorized violence, violence in our neighborhoods, free-walking abusers, intolerance, hate and fear?

Comments

  1. THIS LITTLE BOY IS TO BIG TO BE BREASTFEEDING. HE NEED CUP OR SLIPPING CUP IT DON’T LOOK GOOD TO ME IN PUBLIC. THANK DON’T RIGHT. HE LOOK THE SAME AGE THE BOY BE HIDE THEM. I HATE WHEN MOTHER GOT THEIR BREASTFEED THAT IN PUBLIC LIKE THAT IT BAD. SHE HAD GOT HER SELF SOME WHERE NOT THEIR BREASTFEEDING HER CHILD. I WILL NOT WHAT TO SEE THAT.

  2. Sarah Pedro says:

    I soooooo agree with youabout this. Even primetime shows that air during peak hours when children watch tv and are awake are extremely sexualized, almost like its intentional, and extremely mysogynistic. For this reason and many other reasons we do not and will not have television in our house, nor will I allow video games. Flat out amazing how people will call you crazy for having a sound basis of maintaining sanity in your family. I whole heartedly agree with everything on ur page.

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