Sunday, October 2, 2022

Woman Uploads Photo of her Breastfeeding at Friend’s Wedding … OK. But Why?

Breastfeeding mom, wedding guest

*As mothers we often find ourselves in a position to pull double-duty.

No matter where we are.

So I am thinking that just because you are being a bridesmaid at your friend’s wedding, with your young child in tow, you are still going to have to take a pause when that child is ready to be fed. Lest you choose to be stuck with a hungry, irritable child.

This was apparently what happened to Haddas Ancliffe, an Australian mother, who uploaded a photo of herself breastfeeding her son, Jonah, at the wedding.

It’s the uploading of the photo that some people became uncomfortable with. This writer wasn’t uncomfortable with it. I breastfed my child over 35 years ago. And although the Internet was nary a thought in anyone’s head at the time, I personally doubt that I would’ve chosen to share this beautiful and private practice  with the world.

I mean really, childbirth is beautiful too, but does that invite us to share photos…spread eagle?

But hey, that’s just me. And I am just one person.

However it did cause quite a stir online. Because once you decide to let strangers in, you invite their opinions too. And as you know, we all have plenty of those.

Even unfavorable ones.

Read more at EURThisNthat.




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