I was exposed today to the May cover on Time magazine, which is posted and being discussed all over the internet.
My initial reaction to the photo was “Oh! He nurses just like my Anna does!” Then I thought of how beautiful and elegant she looked, and how funny and familiar the situation was to me.
Then I read the comments.
I don’t like to dwell on negativity, but sometimes it is hard not to. There are so many uneducated, biased, squeaky wheels on the internet and so many people eager to dirty the air.
Breastfeeding is normal and natural and incredibly healthy. Negative views on breastfeeding are based on cultural biases and emotional dysfunction.
I would like to tell all the people who are disgusted by the idea of extended breastfeeding:
Then read this and educate yourself.