breastfeeding mother

I am going to say something that might make many of you wince as you think about what’s about to come my way. Brace yourselves. I’m going to say it anyway.

I don’t want to see other people’s breastfeeding pictures.

And… I know that by saying this, I will unleash the wrath and fury of extreme breast feeders everywhere.

So be it. I’ve had worse groups come after me than angry women who like to pull their boobs out and put those ladies on display for the world to see.

And frankly, I’m not scared of you. At all. As a group, you’ve done your worst to intimidate me in the past. It hasn’t worked.

I know that you’ve made lots of other people scared of you, though. Just as it has for the most extreme anti-circumcision parents and the most extreme anti-vaccination parents, fear tactics and bullying have worked for you so far. You’ve made so many people on the internet literally frightened to say anything about your bare boobs being constantly shoved in their faces against their wishes.

And you shove them there, a lot. And often.

Why? I don’t get it.

I don’t want to see your extreme breastfeeding pictures constantly being uploaded onto my page, and onto my updates, and onto my comment system. I just don’t. And I have good reasons for that.

But first, let’s talk about breastfeeding, and breasts, and babies, and all sorts of neat things that will most certainly get your nursing bras in a twist.

I love breasts. I love love love love ’em!

I love babies! I love ‘em even more than breasts!

I love babies feeding on breasts. I’m not just saying that! It really is one of the coolest, neatest, most fantastic things. If I was religious, I’d call it miraculous. I’m not, so I’ll call it one of the greatest byproducts of evolution that exists in this world.

I mean, come on. Your body creates and secretes a fluid that sustains life and makes life thrive. Hard-suckling mouth is all that’s ever been required to make it work. That’s crazy. That’s awesome.

And, I don’t care if you whip your boob out in public and latch your baby on. It doesn’t bother me. Frankly, I think that the people in this country are way too sensitive about public breastfeeding. In almost all the rest of the world, if there’s a hungry baby, nobody thinks twice about that baby’s mother opening up shop and taking care of business. That’s how it should be. Americans, get over it already. It’s a double standard that a guy can walk shirtless just about anywhere, but a woman can’t show a nipple while trying to feed her baby because then she’s icky.

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Dan Pearce is an American-born author, app developer, photographer, and artist. This blog, Single Dad Laughing, is what he's most known for, with more than 1.4 million daily subscribers as of 2017. Pearce writes mostly humorous and introspective works, as well as his musings which span from fatherhood, to dating, to life, to the people and dynamics of society. Single Dad Laughing is much more than a blog. It's an incredible community of people just being real and awesome together!