Will you show your breast in public?
I breastfed my son for only 4 months since I need to go back to work as soon as possible and my supply of milk stopped because I can’t express it well at the office. Before I gave birth, I originally planned to breastfed my son for a maximum of 2 years since I believe that is the best gift I can give to him (I’m so sad I did not fulfill that plan).
A while ago, I saw a mom breastfed her son at a public utility vehicle (in a jeep). I can see in the faces of some passengers their disappointment and feeling of uncomfort looking at her while breastfeeding her child. Me, with all honesty I felt ashamed since she is showing her breast to everybody and I felt that she is not taking good care of ones own private part of the body.
But, in the end, I realized that her intention was good which is to fed his son who is hungry that very moment and that she can’t find a private place since the jeep is on the go. I know she is also shy to do it but maybe the mother’s instinct of feeding a hungry baby was stronger, so she needed to swallow her pride and show part of her breast to the public eye. I want to commend her for breastfeeding her son whatever it takes and to not care of what others might think of her.
Breastfeeding Ren even for just 4 months is the best thing that I have experienced being a mom. I felt more closer to him than anyone else. Smelling his fresh breath is what I want to do again and again.
I am glad that now there are breastfeeding stations inside the malls (I just hope all malls have it). I also hope offices will provide a small space for breastfeeding employees who wanted to continue to express their milk from their breasts and then store it in a refrigerator so that they can bring it home after office hours.
The government should be serious in promoting breastfeeding, I hope they will educate the public more about the benefits of breast milk to ones child.
If I will have a second baby and since I am already a stay at home mom I promise to breastfed him or her for at least a year or two.
How about you, did you try to breastfed your child?