In a city near us (Forest Park, GA), an ordinance was passed that resulted in a ban on nursing in public (what is it with politicians making bills and laws without fully thinking of the ramifications?)
So, what happened? Many, many moms went to the city and staged a nurse-in.
Because nursing in public shouldn’t be banned.
The government shouldn’t tell us what it thinks is the right age to stop nursing. It’s up to a mom, her child and possibly their pediatrician. For me, this really is the end of the argument.
I understand that some people are focusing on the age; they are stating the ban starts at nursing a two year old.
But, I ask, do I need to carry around my child’s birth certificate to prove that they are under 2 years old if I’m nursing in public? What if I have big kids? How will this even be checked and enforced?
Again, the bigger issue is not the age, it’s the fact that anybody is stating when we should stop nursing. Aren’t there bigger things to worry about than a mother discretely feeding her child in a public place?
*obviously photo taken from a not so public, yet very public delivery room. While I did nurse in public many times and many places including Marietta Square, The Aquarium, countless restaurants and more, I don’t have any photos. If we are lucky enough to have another child, I will make sure to document it better!