Breastfeeding In Public Breastfeeding In Public
The law sets out the rights and responsibilities that parents have in relation to bringing up their children and provides you with information on... Breastfeeding In Public

breastfeeding-older-childThe law sets out the rights and responsibilities that parents have in relation to bringing up their children and provides you with information on your rights as a parent including breastfeeding in public or at work, 

That is in most western countries. Here in Nigeria, these kind of laws do not bother us, my ever ready naija women will throw their breasts in the air, wherever, once baby calls.

However not every mother is willing to do that. I witnessed the “almost public assault” by some market women of a woman who refused to breastfeed her baby in public. It was a really public place but as Nigerian women want to help you bring up your child, they will not chill.

This lady I speak of was pretty embarrassed. That can be avoided.

#1 Find an enclosed place in that public place and answer to the cries of your baby.

#2 Use a breast pump: if you foresee that you will not lay hands on a private corner in a public place, and you are too embarrassed to let it all loose, the breast pump is your best bet.

But will you breastfeed in public???

Here’s someone’s opinion, if you doing exclusive breastfeeding, how is that anybody’s business? Why torture people in public by flinging your bosom in their faces?  (Lol). She suggests “maternity bras”.

Contributed By: Chisom Nwobodo

Valentine Chukwu

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