I Breast Fed

I breast fed both of my babies and I would not change a thing.  I always covered myself with a light blanket in public.  When I had my first baby it was right before Christmas.  We were in the grocery store on Christmas Eve trying to do some shopping.  My daughter wanted to be fed so I went to a corner and did what I had to do and covered her up.  While walking around like this doing our grocery shopping an elderly lady came up and said oh I want to see the new baby and pulled the blanket back.  Everyone around stopped and stared and even heard some of them laugh.  The elderly lady was so embarrassed but I told her it was ok and put my breast away and asked her if she would like to hold my daughter.  She cheered up real quick and said oh can I and I handed her my baby.  She said I made her Christmas because it had been such a long time since she had held a new born baby. Another time my x husband and I were driving down the highway and I was feeding my daughter.  I fell asleep and did not realize the blanket had fallen off.  When I woke up and looked up there was a truck driver beside us keeping up with our car and looking down at me and waving and smiling.  I looked down and noticed my daughter was also asleep and my breast was just laying out there in the open.  I was not trying to turn some nasty, horny truck driver on.  It just made me sick. I gave him a dirty look and covered my breast back up.  I just don't understand why something so beautiful and so good for babies people have to be so ignorant and childish about.  It gives the babies immunities from you and it is also a great way to bond with your baby.  I also did not have to get up in the middle of the night and stumble around my kitchen to try and find everything I needed for the bottle feeding and then try and get it at the right temperature.  Both of my kids have been very healthy all their lives and my daughter has been the only one in the hospital for the flu.  I tried to get her to breast feed my grandson but she did not want to.  It is the mothers choice but if we choose to do it then people should not look at it in a dirty way. 

rondat rondat
41-45, F
Mar 2, 2009